According to the records held by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, York County, home to Sanford City, registered 6 newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2014 and recorded a slight decrease of five in 2015.
There was an increase in the number of Gonorrhea cases reported between 2014 and 2015, with the former year having 35 cases at a rate of 15 per 100,000 persons while the latter year recorded 46 new infections at a rate of 11 per 100, 000.
There was also a rise in the number of Chlamydia cases reported in the city. In 2014, individuals who were newly diagnosed with Chlamydia was 399 at a rate of 11 while those who tested positive for the disease in 2015 amounted to 492 at a rate of 12 per 100, 000 persons.
The rate of Syphilis infections rose from 2 cases in 2014 to 5 cases by the end of 2015.
York County, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has various programs that aim towards treatment and case management of HIV and other STDs. It has the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which provides necessary medication to PLWHA who are financially unstable.
Planned Parenthood Sanford Health Center of Sanford, ME, Goodwin Community Health, and Frannie Peabody Center are among the clinics located in Sanford City where you may check your sexual health.
However, you should bear in mind that some of the clinics, which may offer free STD testing do not serve clients on a walk-in basis, and prescriptions for aftercare may not be available if you test positive.