The HIV/AIDs pandemic has been a persistent problem in New Haven County. In 2018, the county recorded 3172 new HIV cases at a rate of 482 per 100,000 which had escalated from 3104 cases at a rate of 422 per 100,000 persons in 2017
The Health Department in New Haven County has been doing its best to prevent and control STDs. However, newly reported cases of STDs still continue to rise. For example, in 2014, Chlamydia reported the highest number of new infections at 3859 which was represented at a rate of 422 per 100,000 populations.
On the contrary, in that same year, Syphilis recorded the lowest number of new infections in New Haven County with 35 new infections at a rate of 4 per 100,000.
Due to the persistent problem of STD and HIV infections in the county, the New Haven County Department of Health introduced Preventative Medicine Clinics that aimed to prevent and control the spread of the disease in the city through provision of vaccinations, especially for Hepatitis and HPV infections. Additionally, it has an STD Control Program which works towards reducing infections through the case and outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, and screening.
New Haven Center Planned Parenthood and DOCS Urgent Care which is located at Foxon Rd, East Haven are some of the clinics you may walk in and request for STD screening and treatment services. Additionally, the New Haven County Health Department offers STD services too. Although some of the clinics may offer free STD testing services, people may still know you had visited the facility for the services. Also, multiple payment options may not be provided.