HIV is a virus that results in AIDs and was highly prevalent in Hartford County, home to Suffield, CT, with 3,096 cases at a rate of 406 in 2017. The number of HIV cases declined to 2,815 in 2018 at a decreased rate of 370.
A total of 3,945 Chlamydia infections were also reported in 2017, and by 2018, they had reduced to 3,722. The rate of Chlamydia transmission was 636.9 in 2017, which decreased to 600.9 in 2018.
Gonorrhea was also frequently reported as 1,831 people were infected in 2017 at a rate of 151.3, which went up to 1,983 new cases at a rate of 163.8 in 2018.
Syphilis infections were also prevalent in the town, with 66 new cases at a rate of 5.5 in 2017 and a higher number of 77 cases at a rate of 6.4 was reported 2018.
Hartford County Health Department works to end HIV/STD transmissions by providing facts and useful information about testing, screening, and prevention measures to the residents through the county’s website. Its staff also distributes condoms for sexually active residents to ensure HIV/STDs transmission is suppressed.
If you are interested in knowing your sexual health status, you can visit one of the healthcare centers that offer free STD testing, but a walk-in option might not exist. You might also have to carry your ID and insurance information because multiple payment methods might not be available for paid services.
Some of the medical facilities you can visit for sexual health services include Planned Parenthood- Enfield Center, Hartford Healthcare Medical Group, Connecticut Multispecialty Group, and Saint Francis Behavioral Health.