A significant reduction of HIV infections was noted in Hartford County. The number of HIV infections dropped from 3,270 at a rate of 435 in 2014 to 2,815 at a rate of 370 in 2018.
The number of Newington residents infected with Chlamydia infections rose from 47 at a rate of 154 in 2011 to 57 infections at a rate of 181 in 2015.
The Hartford County department of health estimated that there were 4 people infected by Gonorrhea at a rate of 13 in 2011, and in 2015, the number had tripled to 12 at a rate of 38 Fortunately, the department of health was successful in ensuring that there were no Syphilis infections from 2011 to 2015.
The Hartford County Department of Health has increased PrEP availability and uptake to reduce the spread of HIV infections. The persons targeted are mostly sexually active MSM, bisexual adult men, persons who inject drugs, and less than 1 percent of heterosexually active adults who are at a high risk of getting infected by HIV/STDs.
Newington residents may access STD/HIV services from some of the medical facilities available in the city like Premier Urgent Care Newington CT and Planned Parenthood – West Hartford Health Center.
They could also visit facilities such as the VA Connecticut Healthcare System or the Hartford Hospital that are also in the area.
Free STD testing services may not always be available in most of the medical facilities, but if they are, you might have to schedule an appointment with a doctor beforehand since walk-ins may not always be allowed. There might also be long frustrating queues on busy days.