Landover is one of the towns of Prince George’s County (PGC) that have been affected by the disquieting numbers of STD infections in the region. HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the most transmitted STIs.
According to a report by PGC HealthZone, after the county barely experienced a change in the number of gonorrhea cases in 2015, the morbidity rose from 140.7 to 219.2 in 2017. Furthermore, the chlamydia rate also jumped from 581. 1 in 2007 to 740.4 in 2016.
As of December 2016, 7,500 individuals were living with HIV in PGC. Among them, 67.5% were men. Twenty-six percent comprised of adults aged between 40 and 49 years.
The Stop HIV Stigma Campaign was created to highlight the role of every individual in stopping the HIV stigma and offering the HIV+ population a voice in society. This program encourages those living with HIV to share their stories and bringing everyone together in one accord: To stop HIV.
STD testing services may be afforded at the Prince Georges County Health Department STD clinic. The clinic may provide STD and HIV testing and treatment on an appointment basis.
Otherwise, you can also visit the Planned Parenthood Clinic in PGC, or the Fast Track Urgent Care Clinic in Kensington.
Other clinics within Landover may provide low-cost or free STD testing. However, some of the clinics may involve inconsistent in waiting times and hours of operations and they may take up to two weeks to release the results. You may also be limited to a single mode of payment.