What are the STI test options in West Haven,CT?
The spiking rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is one of the problems currently facing West Haven, Connecticut. According to the yearly Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report in 2016, New Haven County was among the counties with the highest numbers of STD cases recorded in Connecticut during that year.
With a rate of 448 per every 100,000 persons and 3,859 diagnoses, chlamydia rates were greater than those of all other STDs reported in New Haven County in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The same year saw the county record 689 and 35 cases of gonorrhoea and syphilis respectively.
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases in West Haven are more common among young people, men, women as well as men having sex with other men. People aged between 15 and 24 years are at a higher risk of contracting them.
The Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Program in Connecticut focuses on minimizing the STD levels reported in the region. This is achieved by surveillance, outreach, diagnosis, and creating awareness about STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.
You can get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) at the New Haven Health Department situated at 54 Meadow St 9th Floor (New Haven). Other health centers that you should consider visiting for the same include the Planned Parenthood – New Haven Health Center and the Bridgeport Health Department.
Some of the nearby clinics may be offering free STD testing services. However, you may not access the results immediately. Furthermore, doctor consultation might be charged.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.