What are the STI test options in Suitland,MD?
Sexually transmitted diseases in Maryland have notable jumped up in the last decade. In 2000, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia had significantly reduce almost getting zeroed out.
According to Maryland STI Annual Report, chlamydia infection rate was 586.3 per 100,000 people with about 35,482 cases reported in 2018. Gonorrhea steeply increased to 170.3 per 100,000 people with 10,305 cases. Syphilis predominately affected males with a total 737 cases of P & S syphilis, early latent cases were 913 while congenital cases were 29.
According to the report, Prince George County had the highest STD cases with 8,013 cases of chlamydia, 2,020 cases of gonorrhea, 153 cases of primary and secondary syphilis, 242 cases of early latent level and 4 congenital cases.
Following high numbers of new STD diagnoses in Maryland, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has launched various STD testing centers with the most recent being the Wellness Center in Temple Hills along St. Barnabas rd. suite B.
Public health facilities that provide STD testing services include; Suitland Center on Silver Hill Road, Seat Pleasant Clinic on 5936 Martin Luther King Jnr highway and Prince Georges County Health Department on 1055 Hospital road just to mention a few that are open to the general public.
Alternatively, there are local clinics that may provide free STD testing, diagnosis and treatment services. However, their service delivery may be limited to your residency, insurance and income levels. Besides, the provision of free services may involve long queues and long waiting hours for results which may take more than two weeks to come out.
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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.