What are the STI test options in Holyoke,MA?
The number of HIV/AIDS infections has been dropping over the years in Holyoke city, Massachusetts. In 2011, the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate was 712.26, signifying a low rate of infections in the population.
Chlamydia continued to be the most commonly reported STD in Holyoke city and in 2011, it had an incidence rate of 850.2 per 100,000 per persons. Chlamydia infections were prevalent in the female population.
The overall infection rate of Gonorrhoea has been increasing over the years. In the year 2011, Gonorrhea infections had an incidence rate of 42.64 per 100,000 residents in Holyoke city.
There have, however, been low incidence rates of Syphilis infections as reported from 2006 to 2011 in the city. By the end of 2011, Syphilis infections were at the lowest rate of 27.59 per 100,000 persons.
The Hampden County Health Department strives to ensure that STD/HIV tests are accessible, simple, and frequent as an effort to reduce the number of HIV/STD infections in the county. The department encourages residents to take advantage of the free tests through public campaigns.
To access STD/HIV services you may visit some of the medical centers in Holyoke city like Holyoke Health center and Planned Parenthood – Western Massachusetts Health Center. You may also consider Providence Behavioral Health Hospital and Holyoke Medical Center that’s just around the neighborhood.
Free STD/HIV services may be available in some of the health centers, but prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’re tested positive and such facilities may be limited to some locations.
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