There was a slight increase of HIV infections in Hamilton between the year 2016 and 2017. The former year recorded 134 cases which increased to 184 cases in the latter year, signifying a 34 percent rise.
In 2017, the number of Chlamydia cases recorded in Hamilton was 6,888. This figure reduced to 5,206 incidences in the following. 64.8 percent of the 2018 occurrences were between the ages 15-24 whereas 71.2 percent of these incidences occurred among black people.
Gonorrhea cases reduced from 3,392 in 2017 to 2,627 in 2018. Nearly half of these incidences were between 15-24 years. 52.8 percent of the cases were female, and 77% were black people.
However, Syphilis cases increased in the county from 247 incidences in 2017 to 314 incidences in 2018. 70.4 percent of the incidents occurred among blacks, while 22.6% were whites. Alarmingly, 90.4 percent of the 2018 cases were males.
Hamilton County Public Health provides partner notification services to residents diagnosed with syphilis and HIV in a bid to prevent the spread of the diseases.
There are numerous clinics in Hamilton where you can check your STD status as well as treatment. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region- Hamilton Health Center located in Ludlow Street is one of the centers where you can get to know your status.
Other centers around the area are Butlower County Board of Health in 3rd Street, Caracole, Inc situated in Hamilton Avenue, McCullough Hyde located in Office Park Drive, and The Little Clinic located in 1474 Main Street.
You can get free STD testing and treatment offered in some of the facilities but only after passing some eligibility requirements such as income level and uninsurance in some cases.