In 2018, Sheridan County recorded 8 HIV infections at a prevalence rate of 32 per 100,000 persons for persons aged 13 and above. The infections had slightly build-up from the year before which had 6 cases at a rate of 24 per 100,000 population.
Chlamydia reported 111 infections at a rate of 370.4 per 100,000 persons in the year 2018. The infections had drastically risen from 2017 which had 90 cases at a rate of 300.8 per 100,000 individuals.
In 2017, Hepatitis C cases took second place in comparison to other STD infections in the county, with 26 infections at a rate of 86.8 per 100,000 population.
The year 2018 saw Sheridan County record 7 cases of Gonorrhea infections at a rate of 23.4 per 100,000 individuals. The new infections had tremendously depleted from the previous year which had 12 infections at a prevalence rate of 40.1 per 100,000 population.
Syphilis new diagnoses stood at 2 infections at a rate of 6.7 per 100,000 individuals in 2018.
Sheridan county has the Ryan White Program that serves individuals who don’t have sufficient health-care coverage and/or financial resources for coping with HIV. It provides support services and primary medical care to PLWHA. The program also funds the Sheridan County Public Health to improve health outcomes and reduce HIV transmission among hard-to-reach populations.
Sheridan County’s residents may access STD testing services at the Sheridan County Public Health and Planned Parenthood – Heights Health Center. You may also visit the Sheridan County Community Health Services and Indian Health Service (Billings Area Indian Health Service Crow Service Unit).
Some facilities may offer free STD testing but on an appointment basis only, and for charged services, for instance, treatment, multiple payment options may not be available.