Rocky River, western Cuyahoga County, Ohio has been experiencing dramatic incidences of sexually transmitted diseases and infections particularly in Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Cuyahoga County has experienced steep increases in new HIV infection from 2012 with 208 cases to 227 cases in 2013 then a sliding scale to 209 in 2014.
According to CDC 2017 Ohio Report, Ohio had 61,389 cases of chlamydia out of which Cuyahoga county contributed greatly ranked 20th nationally among all counties. The county held 12th position nationally for gonorrhea and syphilis incidences which were at 23,967 cases and 832 at the rate of 206.4 and 7.2 cases per 100,000 populations respectively.
Cuyahoga County Department of Health established 15-19, 20-24, 25-29 years’ age groups as the high-risk population accounting to more than 50% in all STD incidences reported.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with Ohio Department of Health have made interventions through STD prevention and control programs that aims to promote healthy sexual behavior, educate the public, empower the community and make STD services more accessible.
Public STD testing centers in Ohio include the Planned Parenthood – Rocky River Health Center along Center Ridge road 20800 Suite 101, Neighbor Family Practice – Puritas Clinic on 14625 Puritas avenue and their other unit along Lorain avenue 11709 in Cleveland.
There are other health centers open for the general public that might offer free STD testing services. However, people might know what you were up to as they are known centers, or the patient traffic may be high and the clinics might need you to make early booking. In addition, you may not be allowed to see doctors on site or the consultation might attract some extra charges.