HIV incidences in Sudbury, MA, a town in Middlesex County, were significantly higher in 2018, with a total of 3,657 reported cases at a rate of 271. This was an increase compared to 3,482 at a rate of 271 infections identified in 2017.
STDs were also dominant in the town as Chlamydia cases were reported at 25 in 2017. By the end of 2018, the infections had steadily risen to 36.
Gonorrhea cases were found to be very low. There were no reported cases in 2017, but by the end of 2018, there were less than five cases identified among residents in Sudbury.
There were no Syphilis incidences reported between 2017 and 2018 in Sudbury, MA.
To completely eradicate the STD/HIV infections, the Middlesex County Health Department is involved in providing preventive and treatment measures, such as sexual health education to vulnerable groups in the county, such as adolescents and youths. Apart from delivering vaccines for viruses, such as Hepatitis, the health department calls out for people to be tested and practice safe sexual activities using condoms.
You can find free STD testing in some clinics within Sudbury town. Still, doctors’ consultation might be an extra charge, and you might have to pay for some tests if you don’t meet income and welfare eligibility qualifications.
Planned parenthood, Marlborough Health Center, and Bolton Street Primary Care are among the health care centers that offer sexual health services. Other options of hospitals to choose from for testing, screening, and treatment include Emerson Hospital and Atrius Health.