The county seat of Licking County in Ohio, Newark is home to the Dawes Arboretum and The Works Glass Studio. A large portion of the site of the Newark Earthworks, a major ancient complex built by the Hopewell culture, is located in the city and the site is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is maintained by the Ohio History Connection.
The city is a great place to live and work and has a population of around 50,029 people. Of that figure, over 1,000 people tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases in 2018.
Cases of Chlamydia were the most prevalent with 74 percent of the more than 1,000 cases being females between the ages of 15 and 24-years-old. Licking County has seen an increase in Gonorrhea cases to the tune of 143 in 2014 to 267 in 2018 while only a slight increase in Syphilis cases was recorded. In 2017, there were 126 people diagnosed as HIV positive in the Newark area.
The Licking County Health Department offers a variety of tests for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Same-day testing is available at the clinic along with several others in the area.
The Equitas Health’s Newark office that provides testing and support for HIV and Aids. The Licking County Health Department offers testing for all types of sexually transmitted disease and infections while the Walgreens Clinic offers immunizations, such as the HPV shot.
Free STD testing may not include all types of testing and other charges can apply. While some of the clinics require an appointment, the ones that do not may have longer wait times but remember, your sexual health is important to your overall health and well-being.