What are the STI test options in Saugus,MA?
Saugus, MA, a city in Essex County that’s also part of the Greater Boston area, is experiencing a major STD outbreak.
In 2014, the county reported 2,622 new chlamydia diagnoses or 340 cases per 100,000 residents. A year later, in 2015, it reported 2,875 new cases or 370 infections for every 100,000 people.
Also increasing are gonorrhea diagnoses. There were 298 new cases or a rate of 38 infections for every 100,000 residents. In 2016, infections jumped to 356 cases and a rate of 46 new infections per every 100,000 people.
Syphilis infections are rising, with 31 new diagnoses in 2015 and 48 in 2016.
State and local health officials are concerned about the major STD outbreak in Saugus and Essex County and are urging all sexually-active individuals to get tested regularly and help reduce the spread of these infections.
There are dozens of locations in Saugus and the surrounding counties that provide comprehensive STD testing. Many of these sites also include treatment and follow-up services.
Health Innovations HIV and Street Outreach Programs offer STI screenings on the corner of Liberty St and Willow St in Lynn with off-street parking in the rear of the building.
The Lynn Community Health Center’s main location is on the corner of Union St and Buffum St in Lynn. Parking is available in the municipal lot on the block behind the building.
Additionally, some clinics may offer free STD testing. Keep in mind these locations might not have convenient appointment times and proof of income could be required. It’s possible these locations won’t offer free comprehensive screening.
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