HIV infections in Wadsworth, OH, soared from 41 infections at a rate of 29 in 2014 to 79 at a rate of 53 in 2018.
Syphilis infections were notably lower in the county with only 1 case reported in 2014, and by 2018, the infections had increased to 7 at a rate of 3.9 per 100,000 persons.
Medina county health reports indicated a fluctuating trend of Gonorrhea infections over the years. In 2014, there were 44 reported Gonorrhea cases at a rate of 25.1, and by 2018, they had gained to 46 at a rate of 25.8.
Chlamydia was the most frequent infection in the county with a total figure of 353 at a rate of 197.9 per 100,000 in 2018.
Medina County Department of Health has put in place some strategies that include working with health care providers to support and understand the unique needs of the LGBTQ community, increasing the number of mobile units in the county, and ensuring there are enough system capacities and foundations to deliver quality partner services to the community. It is also making efforts to increase the number of HIV clinics in the area.
Cleveland Express Care Clinic and Planned Parenthood – Akron Health Center are some of the clinics in Wadsworth city that provide sexual and reproductive health care services. Other health facilities include Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center and Akron General Hospital Green Ohio.
To access free STD testing offered in some of the health care facilities in the city, you may be required to be symptomatic or belong to a medically underserved community.