What are the STI test options in Melrose,MA?
The spread of HIV and STDs has hit Melrose City, which is located Middlesex County Massachusetts hard. Like other cities in the County, the group of people who are at a higher risk is injection drug users and gays. According to the CDC report, the number of newly diagnosed people is going up year after year.
Out of 100,000 people, the HIV prevalence average rate from 2014 to 2016 was 8.4. As of 2018, the number of cases of people living with HIV was 3,879, and newly diagnosed cases were 127.
The County records show that Chlamydia is the most common STD in Middlesex and the numbers confirm that. Chlamydia infections increased from 3,634 in 2015 to 4,152 by 2018. The most infected group are young people 20 to 24 years old.
Gonorrhea cases have also seen a steep jump from 366 cases in 2012 to 877 cases by the year 2016 in a population of 100,000 residents. Syphilis case is not different. The cumulative percentage of infected people was 57 percent in 2017, which translates to 121 cases a rate of 7.6.
“Since 2004, the number of HIV transmissions in Middlesex County has escalated and more new diagnoses seen among injection drug users.” Judy Lethbridge, Quality Coordinator with Lowell Community Health Center.
There are numerous public and private clinics strategically distributed in Melrose where you can get tested. Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing though there may be an extra charge for doctor’s consultation. The queue here might also be very long.
Some of the available clinics include Cambridge Health Alliance Everett Care Center at 391 Broadway Ste 2014. Four miles away is Cambridge Health Alliance Revere Care Center at 454 Broadway 3rd Fl.
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