What are the STI test options in Rockville,MD?
Montgomery County has seen a rise in STD rates among young people and have taken the controversial step of providing free condoms in public schools after studies found that young people had not been using protection. The district is considering making condoms available in middle schools as well.
Between 2016 and 2017, the chlamydia rate went up by 17.5%, with 4,029 cases, most of them women. Gonorrhea went up 29%, with 726 cases (mostly men), and primary and secondary syphilis went up 50%, with 50 cases.
Montgomery County’s 2017 incidence rate of HIV was lower than that of Maryland but, while Maryland’s rate showed a decrease, Montgomery County’s did not.
There are a number of STD-testing clinics in Rockville, and many more in surrounding areas, including some that provide free STD testing for HIV only. Righttime Medical Care, on Rockville Pike, offers lab tests, including STD screening. The Dennis Avenue Health Center screens and treats STIs and offers HIV testing and counseling for Montgomery County residents.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.