In 2017, Baltimore County, Maryland had 3,611 HIV cases and an HIV prevalence rate of 519 per 100,000 people. However, chlamydia was still the most prevalent STD in the county in 2017, comprising seventy-five percent of all STD cases. In 2016, Baltimore County also had a Gonorrhea infection rate of 569.8 for every 100,000 people.
In 2017, Baltimore County, Maryland, had 1,549 gonorrhea cases and a prevalence rate of 186.1 for every 100,000 people.
Baltimore County residents can seek STD testing from Family Health Centers of Baltimore (MEAD Building) on North Calvert Street. Other county locations that offer STD testing include Planned Parenthood Of Maryland on North Howard Street and the Baltimore City Health Department on Fayette Street.
The University of Maryland Family Medicine on South Paca Street, as well as John Hopkins University on West Eager Street, are also options for STD testing in the county. The University of Maryland Medical Center on Linden Avenue offers STD testing to area residents as well.
Area residents can also seek STD testing at Total Health Care Incorporated (Open Gates Health Center) on Washington Boulevard and Sisters Together and Reaching Incorporated on North Milton Boulevard as well.
Some area residents may be eligible for free STD testing at various locations in the county. Nevertheless, these locations may have limited or inconvenient hours and may offer limited STD tests. In addition, many of the test offered may not provide comprehensive results and patrons may not have access to medical consultation.
People that test positive for an STD may also lack access to prescriptions for medication. In addition, some free STD testing locations may not offer advanced appointment scheduling or walk-in services.