HIV infections in Troy City, the county seat of Miami County, rose from 59 at a rate of 69 in 2014 to a total of 61 at a rate of 70 by the end of 2018.
Chlamydia was the most frequent STI in the county and the rates of infections were prevalent in young people aged 20 to 24 years. The infections rose from 291 at a rate of 279.9 in 2014 to 252 at the rate of 239.7.
The county health reports noted a decrease in the number of Gonorrhea infections from 73 at a rate of 70.2 to 64 at a rate of 60.9 in 2018.
The rate of Syphilis infections was lower compared to the other STIs. The infections increased slightly from 5 infections at a rate of 4.8 to 6 at a rate of 5.7 in 2018.
To reduce the number of STI/HIV infections in the county, the Miami County Department of Health has been promoting community events like health fairs that focus on the high-risk populations such as the teenagers, LGBTQ community, Latino, African-American population, and young adults aged 15 to 29 years. The purpose of such events is to promote awareness of HIV/STD screening, testing, and treatment locations.
Premier Health Urgent Care – Troy and Planned Parenthood – Dayton Health Center are some of the health care facilities in the city where Troy residents can access HIV/STD services. Some other medical centers that offer HIV/STD services in the neighborhood include Kettering Health Network – Troy Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center.
Residents can take advantage of the free STD testing offered in some of the hospitals. However, prescriptions for after test care might not be available if they test positive and results may take 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.