The HIV cases in Summit County, home to Norton, OH, increased to 840 in 2020 at a rate of 183 after remaining constant with 797 cases in 2018 and 2019 at the same rate of 173.
Chlamydia incidences reported in the county amounted to 3,429 in 2018 at an infection rate of 632.7 which slightly rose to 3,484 incidences in 2019 at an increased rate of 642.8.
Gonorrhea infections were also reported in the county with 1,116 people testing positive at a transmission rate of 205.9 in 2018. The outcome of the infections significantly surged to 1,290 cases in 2019 at a rate of 238.0.
Hepatitis A was also prevalent in the city recording 11 cases in 2018 with an occurrence rate of 2.0 that shot up to 184 positive diagnoses in 2019 at a happening rate of 34.0.
Summit County Health Department has STD Prevention Programs that are funded by the state to provide STD screening for vulnerable residents to help in early detection and treatment of STDs hence curbing further infections. The health department also has the HIV Prevention Program that entails the distribution of free condoms and the provision of confidential HIV counseling and testing.
Norton city is home to many medical centers that deliver free STD testing services. However, if your results turn out positive, you might not access prescriptions for medication or onsite treatment. Additionally, doctor consultations might be chargeable.
If you need STD services, some of the health centers you can opt for include Planned Parenthood – Akron Health Center, Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic, Summa Health System – Barberton Campus, and Akron General Hospital.