While many communities throughout the country are seeing a spike in STD rates, Wethersfield, Connecticut, saw mixed results from 2011 to 2015.
According to state records, chlamydia rates in Wethersfield rose by 20% from 2011 to 2015, as the number of newly reported cases jumped from 56 cases in 2011 to 67 cases in 2015. Gonorrhea rates, on the other hand, dropped slightly, as the number of newly reported cases fell from 8 cases in 2011 to 7 cases in 2015.
Furthermore, these state reports show that there were no newly reported cases of syphilis in Wethersfield from 2011 to 2015.
According to the CDC, communities in Hartford County, including Wethersfield, Connecticut saw a 35% increase in the number of newly reported HIV cases from 2016 to 2017, as the number of new cases rose from 59 cases in 2016 to 80 cases in 2017.
There are a few healthcare clinics in Wethersfield and nearby New Britain that might offer HIV and STD testing, including Hartford Healthcare GoHealth Urgent Care and AFC Urgent Care – New Britain. In addition, there are numerous private healthcare centers and physicians that may provide STD and HIV testing. Many of these practices are located along Silas Deane Highway.
Residents of Wethersfield can also travel 10 minutes north into the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut to find a number of additional clinics and healthcare facilities that may offer HIV and STD testing, including AIDS Connecticut, Planned Parenthood – West Hartford Health Center, St. Phillips House, and Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective.
Some clinics even offer low-cost or free STD testing, but these free services may not include comprehensive testing. In addition, not all clinics have a doctor onsite, so you may need to go elsewhere for treatment.