What are the STI test options in Odenton,MD?
There was a trend in the decline of HIV infections in Anne Arundel County, home to Odenton town over the last 5 years. The number dropped slightly from 1,403 infections at a prevalence rate of 312 in 2014, to 1,378 at a rate 292 in 2018.
In the past 5 years, Chlamydia infections have persistently increased in the Odenton city population. The numbers rose from 1,745 at a rate of 311.4 in 2014 to 2,316 at a rate of 404.0 in 2018.
There was a small increment of Gonorrhoea infections as indicated by the county health reports. The number rose from 332 at a rate of 59.2 in 2014 to 544 at a rate of 94.9.
Syphilis infections remained relatively constant in the last 5 years. In 2014, there were 26 infections at a rate of 4.6, and in 2018, there were 27 cases at a rate of 4.7 per 100,000 persons.
Anne Arundel County Department of Health has responded to the HIV/STD infections by setting up an educational resource and information Center whose purpose is to enable swift coordination of condom pickups points and access to sexual information for over a hundred agencies. The agencies are then tasked to reach the high-risk population and people living with the infections.
There are a number of health care facilities in Odenton city that residents can access STD/HIV services such as MedStar Harbor Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. Residents may also visit Briggs Chaney Walk-in Clinic or Planned Parenthood – Baltimore City Health Center.
Although some of the clinics may provide free STD/HIV services, you may have to book an appointment since walk services are not always available in some cases. Additionally, you may also have to pay some hefty consultation charges.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.