The HIV prevalence among people aged 13 years and above in Prince George County where Forestville,MD, is a census-designated place was 6590 in 2017 and increased to 7174 in 2018.
According to the Prince George County Department of Health, there was a spike in the number of people diagnosed with STD infections between 2015 and 2017.
Based on the County health data report, Gonorrhoea incident rate rose from 140.7 in 2015 to 219.2 in 2017. Syphilis diagnoses escalated with an incident rate of 8.9 in 2015 to 15.7 in 2017.
Chlamydia had a spike with an incident rate of 675.3 in 2015 that increased to 806.8 in 2017. African American and Latino teenage girls were reported to have a higher STD incident rate compared to the teenage boys.
The Prince George County Department came up with a HIV/STD intervention program that provided information necessary for condom use. The health-promotion control intervention discusses reproductive health issues through group discussions, videotapes, games, and experiential exercises. The department majorly focuses on the African-American and Latino adolescent girls since they have been reported to be more prevalent to HIV/STDs infections in the county.
Free STD testing may be available in some medical health centres in Forestville, MD. Besides that, the hours might not be convenient and you might have to pay an extra charge for a doctor’s consultation.
A number of medical health centres in Forestville, MD, where residents can check their sexual health include Planned Parenthood – Prince George’s County Health Center, PM Paediatrics – Testing Center, and United Medical Center.