HIV infections are becoming increasingly common in the Norfolk County area. In 2018 there were 1,973 people living with HIV. Sixty-Six percent of those individuals were those infected with HIV as of January 1st, 2018 in Norfolk County, MA. The remaining 34 percent reported as living with HIV were deceased due to HIV/AIDS related complications, a total of 665 HIV/AIDS related deaths in 2018. That same year, 935 of those living with HIV were male, which made up 71% of cases.
The age group with the largest number of these cases as of January 1st in Norfolk County were those aged 55-59, which reported 261 residents living with HIV.
The number of HIV/AIDS related deaths has raised drastically since 2014 in Norfolk County, MA. A total of 5 HIV/AIDS deaths were reported that year. There were also 40 new annual diagnoses of HIV amongst the citizens of Norfolk County from the year 2014-2016.
“Norfolk County, MA ranks among the top counties in total numbers of STD cases.”
STD testing may be performed at your local health clinic. There is a planned parenthood in Boston, where you can obtain such services. Located on Commonwealth Avenue.
There is also the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts in Roxbury, about 40 minutes outside of Randolph, on Amory Street.
Free STD testing services should be researched before consideration, as your test at such facilities may not be very thorough. You may also be subject to wait times that can fluctuate at any time.