The number of residents of Randallstown, MD, contracting different sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is on the rise. The 2018 Annual Report for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Maryland showed that Baltimore County had 4,463 chlamydia infections in 2018. The rate of the STD that year was 536.1 cases per 100,000 residents.
The report also disclosed that 1,309 individuals were infected with gonorrhea in 2018 in Baltimore County. With 157.2 infections for every 100,000 persons, the STI’s rate was way lower than that of chlamydia.
According to the 2017 County Health Rankings in Maryland, Baltimore County had 3,611 HIV cases in 2013, and the STD’s prevalence rate the same year was 2013. In 2018, the county recorded 326 diagnoses of syphilis, as revealed by the 2018 Annual STD report in Maryland.
The HIV/STD Prevention Program run by the Baltimore City Health Department focuses on fighting STDs in Randallstown by reducing their spread. The initiative provides STD test to residents. It also conducts follow-ups to ensure that infected persons within the region can access quality treatment services.
Those looking for STD/HIV tests in Baltimore County can visit the Baltimore County Department of Health and the Baltimore City Health Department- Druid STD Clinic. The Dundalk Health Center & Baltimore County WIC is also a viable option.
Low-cost or free STD testing services may be offered at some neighborhood public clinics. Going for them, however, you may not be able to see the doctor on site because of the associated charges of consultation. Furthermore, your eligibility may depend on your level of income.