What are the STI test options in Stoughton,MA?
There was a sharp rise of HIV infections in Stoughton, a town in Norfolk County, MA over the last 5 years. The number of infections hiked from 927 at a rate of 164 in 2014 to 1,235 at a rate of 209 in 2018.
According to the 2016 county health reports, Chlamydia had the highest infections compared to other STIs and the incidence rate was higher among young people aged 20 to 34 years. The rate of Chlamydia infections in that year was 210.3 per 100,000 persons.
The overall incidence rate of Gonorrhea infections in 2016 was 50.23 per 100,000 persons. County health data indicated that the incidence rate in men had doubled from 45.7 per 100,000 individuals to 101.5 per 100,000 individuals between 2007 and 2016.
Syphilis infections had the lowest incidence rate of 10.8 per 100,000 persons as stated in the county health reports. The report further pointed out that the incidence rate of infectious Syphilis was prevalent among individuals aged 25 to 29 years.
The Norfolk County Department of Health has been conducting outreach and marketing initiatives that focus on high-risk groups like men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and high-risk heterosexuals.
CareCentral Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood – Greater Boston Health Center are some of the health care facilities in Stoughton town where residents can access STD/HIV services. Other health facilities in the city include The SMG at New England Sinai Hospital and the Curahealth Hospital Stoughton.
Free STD testing is provided in several hospitals but, results might not be immediate and such tests may depend on the income and welfare eligibility of a person.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.