What are the STI test options in Medford,MA?
There are 5% more HIV/AID cases in Medford, MA than the state average and a local healthcare program has acknowledged that there is a need for an STD program for the town’s teens.
The latest rates for chlamydia cover 2017 and show that there were between 201 and 500 cases per 100,000 people.
Other rates cover the Middlesex County, where Medway, MA is located, which shows a rate of more than 10 per 100,000 people affected by syphilis and 71 per 100,000 people affected by gonorrhea in 2017.
While HIV cases dropped in 2013, they have started to rise again with 139 cases recorded in 2013 and 142 cases recorded in 2015.
There has been a steady increase in the number of people infected by chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis since 2012 and numbers have more or less doubled for the latter two diseases.
“While Middlesex County, including Medway, MA, has exceeded the national benchmark standard in virtually all health categories, it still performs poorly with regards to sexually transmitted diseases.”
There are a number of STD testing options for Medway, MA residents including urgent care facilities such as Ocean State Urgent Care in Providence and AFC Urgent Care in Watertown.
Walk-ins are possible at the Justice Resource Institute as part of the RISE program and the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers – both are within a 10-mile radius of Medway, MA.
If you’re happy to make an appointment then you can go to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) such as the Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center, which is at two locations – Framingham and Milford Health Centers.
Free STD testing may be available at some of these places but availability may be limited.
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