Residents of Hillcrest Heights in Prince George County have a reason to smile because HIV cases have declined over the years. In 2015, there were 392 new HIV cases, while in 2018, there were 311 cases.
However, STD infections were prevalent in the area. A total of 8,013 Chlamydia cases were reported by the end of 2018. The infections were pre-dominant among the women, especially teenagers and young adults.
In the same year, 2,020 Gonorrhea cases were identified. Most of the reported cases were from the male population. On the other hand Syphilis infections were at an all time low. Only 153 cases were reported in 2018.
The County Health Department of Prince George County has laid down several interventions to prevent further spread of HIV/STD infections. The county health department has expanded STD screening to the MSM population who are the most affected by STD/HIV infections. It also educates society on sexual health issues and distributes free condoms across the county distribution.
Hillcrest Height residents can have their sexual health checked at Planned Parenthood- Hillcrest Womens’ Medical Center or Prince George’s County Health Center. More facilities near Hillcrest offering sexual health services include United Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital.
There are numerous sexual Health Clinics in Hillcrest Heights, MN, that offer free STD testing. Still, the free test may be dependent on income and welfare eligibility, and a doctor might not be available on-site or on the phone.