Olney, MD’s STD data is included in county-wide data collected by Montgomery County Public Health Department in Maryland.
STD rates were higher in the county in 2017 than they were in 2016. Infection rates in adolescents and young adults were higher in chlamydia and gonorrhea and case for both rose considerably, higher than state averages.
The number of chlamydia cases rose by 17.5% to 4,029, two-thirds of which were women.
There were 726 cases of gonorrhea in 2017, almost 70% of whom were men. This was a 29% increase in gonorrhea cases from the previous year, higher than state averages.
Syphilis cases numbered far less but had risen by a much larger degree, by 85% for early syphilis and 50% for primary and secondary syphilis.
HIV cases for Olney, MD were available – out of a population of 22,227 there were three reported HIV diagnoses, 1.7% of the population and at a rate of 13.5 per 100,000 during 2016. There were 26 alive HIV cases on Mar. 31, 2015.
“This is a public health crisis and while this mirrors national trends, it is critical that we provide prevention information so that adolescents and young adults can make safe decisions, with gonorrhea and chlamydia rates at their highest in 10 years in Montgomery.”
Residents of Olney, MD can find STD testing services at Planned Parenthood at the Gaithersburg Center, at the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services in Rockville and also at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington.
The Fast Track Urgent Care in Silver Spring is also an option.
While some services include low-cost and free STD testing, hours and availability might not be consistent and a walk-in option might not exist.