Parma is a suburb, and lies just to the south, of well-known Cleveland, Ohio. It’s located in Cuyahoga County. In 2015, 406 out of every 100K people in the Parma area were living with HIV/AIDS. A much higher rate than most other counties in the state of Ohio.
In 2014, Cuyahoga County was 20th in the entirety of the US for its rate of chlamydia infections. The rate that year was 718.2 per 100,000 people, with a grand total of 9,072 cases.
Chlamydia is most prevalent in young women under the age of 24. If left untreated it can have lasting, damaging effects on a person’s health and well-being. It’s often asymptomatic, so health officials urge all sexually active people to get tested often and practice safer sex. That same year, gonorrhea cases made Cuyahoga #9 in the country. With a rate of 140.3 per 100,000, a total of 16,237 new diagnoses.
If you need to get tested in Parma, here are some affordable options to look into. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health Family Planning Clinic offers STD testing every Tuesday afternoon at their Parma location on Venture Drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are seen first. You can also book a confidential testing appointment at Advanced Medical Services in Cleveland. They test for the following STIs: HIV, herpes 1 & 2, syphilis, trichomoniasis, hepatitis A, B, and C, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Keep your eyes open for free STD testing events offered through your community, usually during STD awareness month.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Parma clinics with our easy-to-read chart.