2019 has already been a significant year for the small city of Stow, OH as far as recognition and accolades are concerned. For instance, the small business and entrepreneurial resource website ChammerofCommerce.org ranked Stow, OH as the eleventh best city to live and run a small business in Ohio out of the 96 cities in the state.
Despite the many high quality amenities that the residents of Stow, OH enjoy, there is a very real risk of HIV and other STDs, especially among younger adults.
The rising rates of Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV in Cleveland, Akron, and Hamilton is having an adverse effect on the same in smaller Ohio cities like Stow, OH.
There are various different options for STD laboratory testing and treatment services that are only a short driving distance from the Stow, OH city center. In nearby Akron, OH there is the Planned Parenthood Community Aids Network which is a project that’s spearheaded by the Akron Pride Initiative.
The Community Aids Network does occasionally host events at the Planned Parenthood location at West Market Street in Akron. However, these events are sporadic and tend to fill up quickly leading to long wait times.
Although you may be able to access free STD testing on a walk-in basis, it is unlikely that this will also provide the confidentiality that you are comfortable with.
Any Lab Test Now in neighboring Medina you can schedule a Comprehensive Sexually Transmitted Disease Panel and get checked for all of the most common STDs in one sitting. This testing is confidential and affordable.
There is another Planned Parenthood in nearby Kent,OH at the Kent Health Center.The Deweese Health Center is a good option for anyone living in Stow, OH that is currently enrolled at Kent State University.