Greenfield Town, MA, reported 74 HIV infections at a rate of 119 in 2017. The cases surged upwards to 95, a rate of 154 in 2018.
Chlamydia infections were reported to be 8 in teenagers between the ages of 15 to19, 27 in youths aged between 20 to 24, and 56 in adults above 25 years. However, in 2017 they had reduced to 6 infections in teenagers, 15 in youths, and 40 in adults in 2018.
The rate of Gonorrhea was low as zero cases were reported in teenagers aged between 15-19 years in 2017 that increased to less than 5 in 2018. In the age group of 20 to 24, the Gonorrhea cases were below 5 in 2017 and increased to 5 in 2018.
Moreover, adults above the age of 25 had 9 cases of Gonorrhea in 2017 and went up to 15 in 2018.
To reduce the STD/HIV cases, Franklin County Health Department provides group and community education on STDs and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Other measures taken by the county to eradicate the STDs include encouraging people to get regular screening and testing for HIV/STDs, follow-up on positive screenings and tests, and counseling and treatment for newly diagnosed residents.
Greenfield Town, MA, has several health centres that provide free STD testing, but doctors’ consultation might not be available, and the results might not be immediate as you may be required to wait for one to two weeks.
Healthcare facilities within Greenfield Town, MA, include Planned Parenthood- Brattleboro Health Center and AEIOU Urgent Care Center where you can get STD/HIV screening and testing services. The city also has hospitals such as Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Greenfield VA Clinic that also offer sexual health services.