HIV infections have been rising over time in Cuyahoga County, home to North Olmsted. The infections grew from 3,672 at a rate of 341 in 2014 to 4,330 at a rate of 406 in 2018.
The county health reports noted an upsurge of Chlamydia infections from 8,979 in 2014 at a rate of 712.3 to 11,056 at a rate of 885.5 in 2018.
3,181 Gonorrhea infections were identified among the North Olmstead residents in 2014, and by the end of 2018, the total number of people living with Gonorrhea infections had multiplied to 4,563 at a rate of 365.5.
Few members of the population were, however, infected by Syphilis as indicated by the health reports. In 2014, there were 181 Syphilis cases at a rate of 14.4 while in 2018, the number reached a high of 298 at a rate of 23.9.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Health is engaging in marketing and outreach activities that mostly target men who have sex with men and high-risk heterosexuals to reduce the number of STD/HIV infections in the county.
You can check your sexual health in medical clinics like North Olmsted Urgent Care, LLC or Planned Parenthood – Rocky River Health Center in North Olmstead city. State-run hospitals like the University Hospital and MetroHealth Premier Health center are also nearby alternatives.
Free STD testing may be offered in some of the STD awareness campaigns in the area, but meeting with the doctor may be awkward and uncomfortable for such personal issues. Besides, everyone will know why you are there.