Over the past four years, Ohio has been recording exponential increases in STD counts. While STIs are treatable, many of the residents in Trotwood, and the greater Montgomery County don’t know their STD/HIV status.
According to a 2012 STD/HIV Report by the Dayton & Montgomery County, chlamydia rates had slightly reduced from 2007-2011, from 607.2 to 537.0. That took the numbers from 3,265 to 2,874. On the other hand, Montgomery County recorded a 26.6% drop in gonorrhea rates, from 300.3 to 220.3.
However, congenital syphilis incidences rose between 2015-2017, from zero to 4 incidences. In 2016, there was one confirmed CS cases in the county.
The Dayton & Montgomery Public Health Department runs HIV/STD Prevention Programs within Montgomery, as well as Darke, Warren, Preble, Butler, and Miami counties. The initiative provides testing, screening, and treatment services, linkage to care, prevention programs, community programs, and promote equity in the dispensation of healthcare.
Knowing your STD/HIV status is critical in maintaining good sexual health. The PHDMC (Public Health Department of Dayton & Montgomery County) STD clinic located at 117 S Main St may offer patient screenings, lab testing for STDs, and prevention tools. Clients may also receive rapid HIV testing, although you may need an appointment.
Alternatively, you may head down to Dayton 224 N Wilkinson St where you’ll find the Planned Parenthood Health Center for a wide range of sexual health services including STD/HIV testing and treatment.
Trotwood town also has some clinics that may provide free STD testing. However, people may know why you visited and the tests may not be entirely free as stipulated. Furthermore, the hours of opening and operation might not be convenient and doctor consultation might be an extra fee.