Lincoln, Rhode Island has had a constant health problem dealing with ever increasing sexually transmitted diseases in the region such as HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, and hepatitis. The number of bacterial infections have considerably escalated although this can be explained by radical STD testing services more available.
For the period 2005 to 2015, syphilis incidence rate has moved from 4.4 to 7.3 ranking it 13th statewide but to smile about there has been no congenital syphilis case. Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates stand at 433.6 and 55 per 100,000 listing the state 28th and 43rd respectively.
There are estimated 2,503 Rhode Islander living with HIV in 2014 up from 1,339 in 2005. Despite these, the number of newly diagnosed persons have surged from 121 in 2008 to 81 in 2017 annually. Health officials have successfully managed to deal with the viral disease with only 186 deaths from 2010 through to 2017 compared to 1,748 deaths in 1986 alone.
Rhode Island State Department of Public Health has not only made strides towards the fight against the spread of STDs, it has also advanced to the use of effective science based medication to people who test positive.
Olney Ville Health Center in Providence and Providence Community Health Centers Incorporated Capitol Health Center are some available public health facilities in Lincoln offering confidential STD services to the public.
What’s more, there are nearby local clinics that may provide free STD testing funded by the government. However, you may experience inconvenient hours of opening and operation of these clinics. Furthermore, the clinics might not test all STDs but you may be charged for some of them or consulting doctor may attract some extra fee.