Franklin Town is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. It holds the county’s first ever library, with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin himself. There is a general upward trend in STD cases in both Massachusetts and Norfolk County, with gonorrhea cases increasing the most.
In Massachusetts, gonorrhea cases increased by 329%, syphilis cases increased by 56%, and chlamydia cases increased by 38% between 2010 and 2017.
Additionally, between 2015 and 2017, about 40% of infectious syphilis cases were co-infected with HIV. Between 2007 and 2016, HIV prevalence increased from 731 to 977 in Norfolk County.
Untreated gonorrhea can cause significant health problems, such as infertility and sterility. It can also spread to your blood or joints, which can result in a life-threatening condition. It can also be passed from mother to baby during birth, which is dangerous for the baby.
There are are number of private and public STD testing clinics for Franklin Town residents, with public options including the Milford Health Center or the Patrick J Kennedy Primary Care Center. These clinics both accept Medicare and Medicaid and have nearby parking.
Other public clinics are the Central Falls Medical Office, the Framingham Health Center, and Progreso Latino Incorporated. These clinics provide HIV testing.
If you’re worried about money, you should know that there may be free STD testing available. The downside to this is that you may not be able to get tested for every type of STD and there might not be a doctor available on site.