What are the STI test options in Waldorf,MD?
Maryland’s STD rates are up, and health officials are worried. Specifically, there has been a statewide spike in gonorrhea, and no one knows why. The problem with gonorrhea is that there is only one medicine left to treat it, and the disease may be becoming resistant to that antibiotic.
Now, the emphasis must be on prevention over treatment. Techniques that are often used to bring down STD rates in a community include more comprehensive sex education in schools, free STD testing events, free condoms, and educational programs.
In 2015, there were 471 people living with HIV or AIDS in Charles County, with a prevalence rate of 364 per 100K people, below Maryland’s rate of 658. In 2017, 1,009 people were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 631.8. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 149.7 and 5.6.
Planned Parenthood is located on St Charles Pkwy. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. The Charles County Department of Health offers low-cost STI testing on a sliding scale.
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