After seeing a significant increase in STD rates in Cuyahoga County from 2016 to 2017, the latest 2018 reports show that these numbers of leveled off or declined. STDs and HIV not only affects those living in large communities within the county, such as Cleveland, but this epidemic also affects smaller communities like Strongsville, OH.
County reports show that chlamydia rates remained steady as the number of reported cases only rose by one, increasing from 11,055 cases in 2017 to 11,056 cases in 2018. Gonorrhea rates fell by more than 500 cases, as the number of reported cases declined from 5,105 cases in 2017 to 4,563 cases in 2018.
Syphilis rates also decreased from 2017 to 2018, as the number of newly reported cases dropped from 378 cases in 2017 to 298 cases in 2018.
While HIV rates are on the rise in Ohio, Cuyahoga County saw a decline of more than 18 percent in the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases from 2016 to 2017.
There are several clinics in Strongsville, OH and nearby Parma that might offer STD testing, such as the Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center, Family Planning Clinic Sexual Health Services, and Cuyahoga County Board of Health – West Side Clinic. In addition, there are multiple private doctor offices in Strongsville, OH that may provide HIV or STD testing. The majority of these facilities are located just off Pearl Road.
If you prefer, you can travel 30 minutes north into Cleveland, OH where you will find additional medical centers that might offer STD or HIV testing, including Planned Parenthood – Old Brooklyn Health Center, Thomas F McCafferty Health Center, and Circle Health Center.
Some health clinics may advertise free STD testing, but these centers may not offer comprehensive testing and all STD tests may not be available. In addition, some of these centers do not use rapid testing options, so you may have to wait for results.