Harrisburg, PA has a higher rate of Chlamydia infection per 100,000 persons per year as compared to the entire Penn State and the Country’s rates. Between 2015 and 2016 there was an increase in Chlamydia infections in Harrisburg from 606 to 688 per 100000 persons while in the Penn State it rose from 418 to 445 per 100,000 persons.
In 2016, Harrisburg had 1877 Chlamydia cases, which translates to 685.8 per 100000 residents in that year. It ranked second to Philadelphia County that had 20000 cases with 1275.7 per 100,000 persons. Other infections such as gonorrhea and Syphilis are also becoming rampant in Harrisburg City.
Dauphin County has recorded a steady decline in HIV annual diagnosis rate from 50 in 2016 to 38 in 2017. In every 100,000 persons, 18 of them are diagnosed with the with the virus. In 2016 Pennsylvania recorded an average HIV infection rate of 8.6 per 100,000 persons while Philadelphia took the lead at 29.8 percent.
Planned Parenthood Center located in 1514 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102 is one of the clinics where you can get tested for STDs in Harrisburg. Other STD testing clinics include Alder health services and Pinnacle health REACCH program center located in 2501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Some clinics offer free STD testing, but you have to first book an appointment and bear with having to make a second trip to the facility to receive the results. Depending on the location of the clinic, you might also be subjected to income requirements when undertaking the test.