Reisterstown, and other communities within Baltimore County, which does not include the city of Baltimore, have seen mixed results when it comes to STD rates in the county. While chlamydia rates continued to inch upward from 2016 to 2018, gonorrhea rates saw a three-year low.
State records show that chlamydia rates in Baltimore County rose from 4,190 newly reported cases in 2016 to 4,480 newly reported cases in 2017 to 4,463 newly reported case in 2018. Whereas gonorrhea rates fell from 1,549 newly reported cases in 2017 to 1,309 newly reported cases in 2018.
Records also show that there were 326 newly reported cases of syphilis, all stages, in 2018.
County Surveillance Reports show that there were 112 newly reported cases of HIV in Baltimore County in 2017, which represents a 10-year low. These reports also show that there were 3,420 people living with HIV as of December 31, 2017.
There are limited resources in Reisterstown, MD for STD testing, but nearby Owings Mills has a few healthcare centers that might provide STD testing, such as Planned Parenthood – Owings Mills Health Center and Patient First – Owings Mills. In addition, there are numerous private physicians and healthcare facilities that may offer STD and HIV testing. Most of these medical practices are located right along Main Street.
Residents of Reisterstown can also travel into the county seat of Towson for access to additional healthcare centers and clinics that might provide STD and HIV testing, including Baltimore Eastern STD Clinic, Towson University Health Clinic, and Baltimore County Department of Health.
Some clinics may even advertise free STD testing. However, not all clinics offer comprehensive STD testing options and results may not be immediate.