Lucas County hosts Sylvania City and has, in recent past years, showcased variating STD statistics. This could have been triggered by the ever-changing sexual behavior patterns, trending technologies, and sociocultural upgrades.
HIV cases increased from 868 infections in 2016 to 890 new positive diagnoses in 2017 and further diminished to 881 in 2018.
In 2016, Chlamydia cases were 3051 and occurred at a rate of 705.5 per 100,000 population. This saw a rise in the two immediately succeeding years, with 2017 recording 3307 infections at a rate of 767.5 and 2018 had 3391 positive diagnoses happening at a rate of 787.0.
Gonorrhea infections soared from 1103 incidents at a prevalence of 255.0 per 100,000 people in 2016 to 1697 new infections at a rate of 393.8 per 100,000 population in 2017. These infections further escalated to 1803 incidents occurring at a rate of 418.4 per 100,000 people.
Total Syphilis cases increased from 44 in 2016 at a rate of 10.2 per 100,000 persons to 46 incidents at a rate of 10.7 per 100,000 people in 2017 and hiked further to 61 positive diagnoses at a prevalence rate of 14.2 2018.
Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has various STD programs that help supplement the initiatives to keep the prevalence rate of infections at a low. The condom distribution program caters to the provision of door-to-door supply of free condoms to Lucas County residents. Patients may receive PrEP, STD screening and treatment, and sex education and counseling services courtesy of the STD prevention programs.
Some health centers you may seek STD testing services include The Little Clinic, Planned Parenthood – Toledo Health Center, and Associates In Women’s Health.
You may experience various inconveniences while getting free STD testing services, including inconsistent doctors’ availability and delayed results.