HIV cases reported in Storrs, CT, a village in Tolland County, were 121 in 2017 and 2018. The virus’s infection rate was 91 in 2018, higher than the 2017 HIV infection rate of 92.
Storrs, CT, reported 50 cases of Chlamydia in 2014 at a rate of 194, which decreased by 1 case to 49 at a rate of 182 in 2015.
Gonorrhea was also prevalent in the town as 7 cases were reported in 2014 and 2015 at different infection rates of 27 in 2014 and 26 in 2015.
No Syphilis cases were reported, indicating that residents were practicing safe sex and avoiding dangerous behaviors such as sharing injections and using unsterilized equipment.
To stop further STDs infections, Tolland County Health Department has expanded condoms distribution within the county to ensure safe-sex practices. It also supports and promotes national STD awareness campaigns such as Get Yourself Tested (GYT). Medical providers are encouraged to offer individualized or group HIV/STD counseling as well as confidential testing and treatment to reduce the stigma associated with the diseases.
It is vital to know your sexual health status. You can walk-in to a preferred health center that offers free STD testing within Storrs, CT, but doctor consultation might not be available. Also, tests and screening might be dependent on income and welfare eligibility.
Planned Parenthood- Willimantic Center, UConn Health Urgent Care- Downtown Storrs, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group, and UConn Health Medical Services are some of the village’s health care facilities providing sexual health services.