Connecticut has had to bolster its STD prevention systems and activities, especially in the recent past when local towns continue to record disturbing transmission rate of STDs.
According to a 2014 Connecticut State Department of Public Health, Fairfield County recorded 2,844 cases of chlamydia while Watertown health officials reported 39 incidences of chlamydia with a rate of 175.0. The county recorded 450 cases of gonorrhea, while Watertown had 5 cases at a rate of 22.0 in 2014.
Additionally, while Fairfield County health professionals reported 20 incidences of syphilis in 2014, Watertown recorded zero syphilis cases.
Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) is an HIV program that aims to increase community awareness on the importance of seeking testing services, prevention, and care retention for PLWHA. It also focuses on eliminating disparities in families and communities affected by HIV, and that includes senior Americans.
Accessing STD/HIV care services in and near Watertown is not a challenge since there are several STD specialty clinics. They include the DOCS Urgent Clinic situated on Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield. The clinic may provide testing and treatment services for the common STDs, including HIV, Hep C, HPV, and Herpes.
Besides, you can also visit the Planned Parenthood Danbury Health Center situated on Main St or the APEX Community CARE located along W St, which may offer confidential HIV testing and counseling.
You can also count on other health centers may provide free STD testing around Watertown. However, you may be required to satisfy income and welfare eligibility. Furthermore, multiple payment options may not be available or the clinics might delay releasing results.