In 2017, Middlesex County ranked the 60th county with the highest rates of Chlamydia. 5,250 incidences were reported that year at a rate of 330.2 per 100,000 cases.
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Middlesex County as of 31st December 2017 stood at 3,879, which is 67 percent of the total number of HIV infection incidences reported in the county. 57 percent of these cases were through male-to-male sexual exposure, while 9% were through injection drug use.
In 2016, 116 new cases of HIV infection were reported in the county. That same year, 37 people lost their lives to HIV/AIDS.
The Health Department of Massachusetts, in collaboration with Middlesex County Government, has been funding prevention and screening programs for STDs and HIV/AIDS through the office of HIV/AIDS. It has also been promoting the Partner Service Program as well as community-based services.
STD testing services in Marlborough city are not rare to find.
For starters, Planned Parenthood- Marlborough Health Center located on Main Street Suite 103 provides STD testing as well as treatment. AFC Urgent care located on Boston Post Rd also provides similar services in Marlborough.
There are other STD testing facilities near the city such as Edward M Kennedy Health Center, located 19 minutes’ drive away from Marlborough in Waverly Street, Framingham, Family Health Center of Worcester Incorporated on Queen Street, Worcester, and Worcester Free Clinic Coalition in Salisbury St.
Some clinics may provide free STD testing services but only on a strict eligibility-basis. Moreover, some of the services might not even be comprehensive.