What are the STI test options in Reading,MA?
Reading is a town located in the Middlesex County of Massachusetts. The town has a population of 24747 according to the 2010 census. According to 2018 health rankings, Middlesex County recorded 3657 HIV cases at a prevalence rate of 271 per 100000. This was an increase compared to 3482 cases reported in 2017 at a prevalence rate of 262 per 100000.
Middlesex was ranked among the top 70 counties in the number of Primary and Secondary Syphilis cases recorded with 121 cases at a prevalence rate of 7.6 per 100000. In the year 2017, there were 3714 cases of Chlamydia reported at a prevalence rate of 239.2. The following year, 2018 saw a surge in the Chlamydia rates with Middlesex county reporting 4152 cases at a prevalence rate of 264.4.
Injection drug users contributed to a significant share of HIV cases as well as increased transmission rates of Hepatitis C.
“Where people are injecting, there is always going to be an increased probability of infections. Drug users have sex and other encounters with people who don’t use drugs and makes them vulnerable to catching these infections. Infections are not limited to the drug users only.” Dr. Judith Feinberg, Professor in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
Reading provides a lot of options for people who want to know their HIV and STD status. Some of the public facilities may offer free STD testing though walk in options might not exist and results might not be immediate. Some of the facilities include, The North Shore Community Health Incorporated
Peabody Family Health Center. We also have the Lynn Community Health Center Main Site and AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Youth on Fire which serves homeless and street youth aged between 14 and 24 years.
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