What are the STI test options in Severn,MD?
as with many communities across the nation, chlamydia rates are up in all areas of Anne Arundel County, including Severn, MD. County records show that chlamydia rates rose from 2,234 reported cases in 2017 to 2,316 reported cases in 2018.
The good news is that gonorrhea rates fell slightly from 2017 to 2018, as the number of newly reported cases decreased from 583 cases in 2017 to 544 cases in 2018.
Syphilis rates saw mixed results for 2018. While the number of reported cases for primary or secondary stage syphilis fell from 34 cases in 2017 to 27 reported cases in 2018, the number of both early and late stage syphilis cases rose. Early latent syphilis cases increased from 26 reported cases in 2017 to 33 reported cases in 2018, while late latent syphilis climbed from 37 reported cases in 2017 to 64 reported cases in 2018.
HIV rates in Anne Arundel County saw a five-year low in 2017, as the number of newly reported cases dropped to 42 cases.
Several healthcare centers located in Severn, MD and nearby Hanover might offer HIV and STD testing, including Severn Park Pregnancy Center and Righttime Medical Care. In addition, the town has multiple private physician offices and medical centers that may provide STD testing. The majority of these facilities are located near I-97 or the Paul T. Pitcher Memorial Highway.
Severn, MD residents can also travel 20 miles southeast into Annapolis where there are a number of clinics that might offer STD and HIV testing, such as the Annapolis AFC Urgent Care, Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Center, Planned Parenthood – Annapolis Health Center, and Anne Arundel Department of Health.
Some clinics may advertise free STD testing, but these tests may not be comprehensive. In addition, immediate test results may not be available, which means you will need to wait to start treatment.