Pataskala, OH, a city-based in Licking County, had an HIV Prevalence of 150 cases at a rate of 105 in 2018, which was an increase from the previous 126 HIV cases at a rate of 90 in 2017.
Gonorrhea cases reported in 2016 were 4,821 that surged upwards to 5,197 in 2017, an indication of increased irresponsible sex activities and high-risk behaviors such as drug abuse. The rate of Gonorrhea was 236.1 in 2016 that went up to 254.6 in 2017.
Chlamydia cases were frequent across the county, with 12,113 at a rate of 593.3 reported in 2016 but declined to 11,921 at 583.9 in 2017.
Syphilis infections in the county were 578 at a rate of 28.3 in 2016 and increased to 700 in 2017 at 34.3.
To eradicate sexually transmitted diseases, Licking County Health Department works together with clinics and Social Services Department to educate adolescents, youths, adults, sex partners, and persons practicing high-risk behaviors to prevent STD/HIV. They also utilize mobile testing units to provide HIV/STD testing, counseling, treatment, and vaccination services to the general public.
If you want to learn about your sexual health condition, Pataskala city has many clinics offering free STD testing. Still, consultation might be an extra charge, and the sexual health services might depend on income and welfare eligibility.
Planned Parenthood-Franklinton Health Center and Walk-In Urgent Care provide essential sexual services to residents in Pataskala city. Other healthcare centers you can choose to get tested, screened, vaccinated, and treated for HIV/STDs include Licking Memorial Hospital and Licking Memorial Family Practice- Mc Millen.