A trend in the increase of HIV cases in Fulton County, home to Milton City, was noted over a 5 year period between 2013 and 2018. The infections gained from 10,429 at a prevalence rate of 1,228 in 2013 to 13,468 at a prevalence rate of 1,599 by the end of 2018.
Despite the high rate of infections of Chlamydia among Milton residents, there was a relatively slight reduction of the infections. The number dropped from 5,770 infections at a rate of 584.5 in 2009 to 5,754 at a rate of 584.3 per 100,000 persons.
The county health reports indicated a drop in Gonorrhoea infections from 2,872 at a rate of 290.9 in 2009 to 2,459 at a rate of 249.7 in 2013.
A rise in the number of Syphilis infections was also a notable trend. The infections rose from 383 at a rate of 38.8 in 2009 to reach a total of 390 at a rate of 39.6 in 2013.
A large number of teenagers, more so those in middle and high-schools are prone to STI/HIV infections, especially because they recklessly engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. Consequently, the Fulton County Department of Health developed a school-based initiative whose purpose is to deliver HIV prevention interventions to all middle and high-school-aged teenagers.
There are a number of health centers in Milton city like WellStar Medical Group Urgent Care, Planned Parenthood – Cobb Health Center where residents may receive STD/HIV testing and treatment.
St Joseph Hospital of Atlanta and Crabapple Family Medicine are also some other explorable options.
Free STD/HIV testing may not always be available in most health care facilities, but if they are then prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you have tested positive.