New Philadelphia is the county seat and a suburban city in Tuscarawas County. Tuscarawas County managed to contain the prevalence rate of new HIV infections between 2018 and 2019. In both years, new HIV diagnoses were at a rate of 24 for every 100,000 persons.
Even though there were zero reports of new Syphilis infection in 2015 and 2016, the number gradually rose to 3 at 3.3 per 100,000 people and 5 at a prevalence of 5.4 per 100,000 in 2017 and 2018.
Moreover, there was a notable increase in the number of Chlamydia infections between 2017 and 2018. In 2018, officials at the Tuscarawas County Health Department tabled 265 new cases recorded at a rate of 287.1 in every population of 100,000 while in 2017, they had noted 245 infections occurring at a prevalence of 265.4 per 100,000 individuals.
As for the number of new Gonorrhea infections, a steady increase was observed between 2016 and 2018. 2016 and 2017 saw 25 and 28 cases recorded at rates of 28.1 and 30.3, respectively, which leaped to 44 cases at 47.7 per 100,000 people the following year.
The Tuscarawas County Health District is dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and STDs. It increases HIV prevention through regular testing and providing support services, such as harm reduction programs for individuals who use and inject drugs.
You can access low-cost to free STD testing at various clinics in New Philadelphia. Common medical centers include the New Philadelphia City Health Department and the Tuscarawas County Health Department as well as Union Hospital-First Care and the Mercy Health Center-Statcare.
Some clinics do not offer free STD testing. But if you are fortunate to access the testing, you may be required to under welfare or a particular age group, and you may need to book an appointment before your visit.