There has been an increase in HIV infections over the years in Fairfield County, with a total of 2,698 cases reported in 2017 at a rate of 100.
A sharp increase in Chlamydia infections in Fairfield County was observed from 2011 to 2015. The number rose from 54 infections at a rate of 90 in 2011 to reach 79 cases at a rate of 133 in 2015.
Besides that, there has been a reduction in the number of Gonorrhoea infections over the years. In 2011, Gonorrhoea cases were 11 at a rate of 18 while in 2015, the number had reduced to 8 at a rate of 14 per 100,000 persons.
The Fairfield Department of Health’s efforts in fighting Syphilis was a huge success because in the year 2011 and 2015 there were no reported incidences of Syphilis infections.
Compared to other counties in Connecticut, Fairfield County Department of Health has been successful in lowering the rates of STDs. This can be attributed to its aggressive health promotion strategies that have enhanced STI-prevention. They include the integration of STI services into existing health systems with the aim of promoting sexual health, careful monitoring. and timely response to STI antimicrobial resistance.
There are several medical centers in Greenwich City available to residents seeking STD/HIV treatment, testing, and screening.
Some of the medical centers you may consider include Greenwich Hospital, Yale-New Haven Health Long Ridge Medical Center, and Stamford Hospital – Bennett Medical Centre.
Free STD testing, treatment and screening is available in some health facilities as well as local STD awareness campaigns. However, people are definitely going to know exactly why you are there. So, you have to be confident and totally secure about yourself.