Connecticut ranks among the states in the US with the lowest STD rates. Even so, urban centers like Hartford County continue to report significant numbers of STD incidences.
According to STD statistics by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Rocky Hill town reported 27 chlamydia cases in 2015 with a rate of 131.0 cases per 100,000 populations. That reflected a 3.8% increase in occurrences, considering there were 26 chlamydia incidences in 2016.
On the other hand, there were two incidences of gonorrhea in the town with a rate of 10.0. In 2011-2015, both cases and rates of syphilis remained the same – one (1) cases at a 5.0 rate.
Most STD/HIV transmissions occur among MSM members. That’s why the CDC came up with the “Start Talking. Stop HIV” program which focuses on promoting testing and prevention services among gay and bisexual men. It implores them to open up freely about their HIV status to their partners, and the need to use condoms.
By getting tested, you contribute to the fight against HIV/STDs. In Hartford County, you may get tested at the Hartford Health Department of Disease Prevention located along Coventry St. You can alternatively head to the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective on Broad St.
Moreover, you can go to the Planned Parenthood Health Clinic, which lies on New Britain Ave, West Hartford.
Rocky Hill community members can opt to go to some nearby clinics which may provide low-cost or free STD testing, although you may not have the choice of scheduling an appointment and the facilities may open and operated at inconsistent hours. Further, physicians might not be present to consult.