What are the STI test options in Portland,ME?
Maine is one of the least sexually diseased states in the US, but STDs are going up there as well, worrying local health officials who cite many factors for the jump, including decreased public health funding, online “hook-up apps,” and decreased condom use. They also say the rates could appear higher because more people are being tested, which is a good thing (we can’t fix what we don’t know about).
In Cumberland County, there were 214 per 100K people living with HIV or AIDS in 2015. That same year, the Cumberland District had 789 chlamydia cases, 143 gonorrhea cases, and 26 syphilis cases.
There are STD-testing clinics in Portland. At least one nonprofit offers free STD testing, but only for HIV. The Portland Public Health Center STD clinic on India St offers STD testing and treatment and HIV screening.
Planned Parenthood is located on Congress St, and they test for STIs and treat all of them except HIV, and they offer the HPV vaccine. The fee is on a sliding scale. The Frannie Peabody Center, on Danforth St, offers support for HIV-positive individuals.