There was an overall increment of HIV infections as noted by the county healthy reports over the last 5 years. The infections rose from 225 cases at a rate of 18.6 in 2013 to a high of 238 at a rate of 18.4 per 100, 000 persons in 2017.
There was also an upsurge in the number of Chlamydia infections in Franklin County. The infections soared from 8,088 infections at a rate of 655.4 in 2014 to 10,179 infections at a rate of 787.9 per 100, 000 persons in 2018.
A nearly double increment of Gonorrhoea infections was noted over the 5 year period. The infections rose from 2,852 at a rate of 231.1 in 2014 to 4,935 infections at a rate of 382.0 in 2018.
Boosting of health care coverage enrolment is among the strategies adopted by the Franklin County Department of Health as a solution to reduce HIV/STD infections in the county. This approach has enabled many residents to access important HIV/STD services like viral suppression, PrEP uptake, testing, and care.
To access STD/HIV services in Grove City you may consider OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital or Mount Carmel Grove City.
If you need urgent care services or specialized sexual services in the city, you may also opt for OhioHealth Urgent Care Grove City or Planned Parenthood – Franklinton Health Center.
Individuals in search of free STD/HIV testing services may be served in some of the facilities. However, you should keep in mind that prescriptions for after test care may not be available if you have tested positive.