Many incidences of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been reported in Marion, OH, in Marion County over the years. The sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV/AIDS and syphilis. According to Marion County Health, chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed STD in the county.
The 2013 Ohio County Health Rankings showed that Marion County had 238 cases of chlamydia recorded in 2010. The STD’s rate that year was 358 infections per 100,000 residents. The incidences of the STI reported in 2018 rose to 326, as revealed by Marion Public Health.
The Health department also disclosed that the county had 74 incidences of gonorrhoea reported in 2018. Syphilis had only five cases during that year.
The 2013 County Health Rankings in Ohio showed that Marion County had 71 HIV infections reported in 2009. The HIV prevalence rate that year was 128.
Marion Public Health has taken measures to prevent the spread of STIs in Marion, OH. It promotes awareness about different STDs; including how they are spread and can be prevented. The department of health also provides STD tests to residents.
Other close by medical facilities that also offer HIV/STD testing include the Center Street Community Health Center, Wyandot County Health Department in Upper Sandusky and the Union County Health Department in Marysville.
On some days, a few public clinics in the area may offer free STD testing services, but the walk-in option might be unavailable. Also, you might not find the doctor around.