Springfield is a township located in Delaware County in the state of Pennsylvania. Consistent with the US trends, majority of HIV/AIDS and STD cases were reported among youth aged between 19 and 35. Less than 4% of cases were reported among people aged 60 and above in Delaware County.
In the year 2011, Delaware County reported 3 cases of Primary and Secondary Syphilis per 100000 people. This figure rose up to 4.4 per 100000 people in the year 2015 ranking the county 30th in the rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis among 50 states.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases were also highly prevalent in Delaware county with it ranked 15th among 50 states. Chlamydia cases reported in 2015 were 2597 at a prevalence rate of 463 per 100000 people. The year 2019 has seen an increase in the cases with 3263 cases reported at a prevalence rate of 578.7 per 100000 people.
“The rates of sexually transmitted diseases are climbing at a very high rate predominantly among the teens. Local health departments and clinics in Springfield should put resources towards STD investigation and clinical research to assist in early detection and treatment”
There are numerous places in and around Springfield, Pa where you can get tested. Some of the public facilities offer low cost STD testing while some of them may offer free STD testing though results might not be immediate and doctor’s consultation might come at an extra charge.
Some of the clinics include Laurel Health Centers Mansfield Center where you might need to book an appointment and Pennsylvania Department of Health Bradford County State Health Center which is a low cost clinic.