Norfolk County recorded an increased number in Chlamydia cases from 3,005 cases with a rate of 431.7 per 100,000 reported in 2015 to 3,436 cases with a rate of 493.7 per 100,000 in 2016.
Primary and secondary syphilis increased from 47 cases with a rate of 6.8 per 100,000 in 1025 to 56 cases with a rate of 8 per 100,000 in 2016. Additionally, early latent syphilis cases rose from 51 cases with a rate of 7.3 per 100,000 to 89 cases with a rate of 12.8 per 100,000.
In 2015, Norfolk County reported a total of 43 HIV cases with a rate of 7.3 per 100, 000. However, Gonorrhea decreased from 672 cases at a rate of 96.5 per 100,000 to 642 occurrences at a rate of 92.2 per 100,000 in 2016.
Integrated Contraception and Sexual Health Service clinics have been initiated by the Norfolk County Council to provide STI testing information to community members. Besides, residents under 25 years of age can register for a C-Card to enable them to get free condoms.
You can access STD testing and treatment services from several facilities located around Needham, MA. Some of these clinics include AFC Urgent Care Watertown and Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers located in Brighton 6.74 miles away from Needham, MA.
Also, Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center Incorporated, Boston Children’s Hospital (Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine), and Dimock Center (Community Care Center) offer STD testing services.
Some of these clinics offer low-cost or even free STD testing options to qualified individuals. However, you may have to endure long waiting times before being served. Additionally, everyone is going to know exactly why you are there.