An escalation in the number of HIV infections was an observable trend in Franklin city over the past few years. The infections rose from 63 at a rate of 103 in 2014 to 95 at a rate of 154 by the end of 2018.
The overall incidence rate of Chlamydia infections has been increasing over the years, and by the end of 2016, there were 205 per 100,000 persons infected with Chlamydia. The infections were rampant among adolescents and young adults.
Gonorrhea infections were slightly moderate in the Franklin city population and rose slightly over the years, and by 2016, the incidence rate of Gonorrhea infections was 50 per 100,000 persons.
Syphilis infections had the lowest incidence rates. In 2016, only 10 per 100,000 persons had Syphilis infections. The Syphilis infections were highest among individuals aged 25 to 29 years.
The Norfolk County Department of Health has incentivized the general health care system and currently has a capacity to provide for at least 58,451 HIV tests per year for people at moderate to high risk of HIV infection.
Residents in need of STD/HIV services may access them at MedPost Urgent Care of Franklin or from the Planned Parenthood – Marlborough Health Center.
You may also consider Franklin Primary Care or Milford Regional Medical Center which are just around the neighborhood.
Free STD testing may not always be available in most of the clinics, but if they are, you may have to schedule an appointment in advance and still pay for doctor’s consultation.