What are the STI test options in Sandusky,OH?
The HIV situation in Erie County where Sandusky township is located seems to have worsened from 2011 to 2016. CDC reports indicates that from 2011 to 2013 the rate of HIV infections out of 100,000 people was 10.6. From 2014 to 2016 the rate had gone up to 10.7 out 100,000, signifying a rising trend.
Within the same period, the county experienced a surge of Syphilis infections. Out of 100,000 people, the rate from 2011 to 2013 stood at 3.8, but the rate tripled from 2014 to 2016 hitting a 9.8 mark.
From 2014 to 2016, Gonorrhea infections mostly affected teenagers between 15 and 19 years. Out of 100,000 people, the rate was 646.7. Males within the age of 15 to 44 years had an infection rate of 422.8 while females within the same age group had a rate of 406.9.
Chlamydia infections known to be the most common had the highest figures in females aged 15 to 19 years. The rate was 4132.3 per 100000 people while their male counterparts had a rate of 1328.7.
“Erie County Health Department offers medical care for sexually transmitted diseases to all residents regardless of their ability to pay.” Ashley Franks Epidemiologist Erie County Health Department.
There are plenty of public and private clinics in Sandusky where you can get tested. Some of the public clinics may offer free STD testing though their tests might not be comprehensive. They might also lack a doctor’s prescription in case you test positive.
Some of the facilities where you can get tested include Erie County Health Department Clinic at 420 Superior St and Ottawa County Health Department at 1856 E Perry St which offer Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis as well as HIV tests.