Weymouth, MA is in Norfolk County, which collects comprehensive data on HIV rates and on Jan. 1 1980, official figures showed the total number of people with the HIV infection in the county as 1,973.
The average annual HIV diagnosis rate between 2014 and 2016 was 6.2, less than the state average of 9.7, the average number of diagnoses being 41.7. Data also showed the virus is more prevalent in men at a ratio of 36:13 and more prevalent in the white non-Hispanic population of Norfolk County and the 25 to 29-year-old age group.
The number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis has also increased exponentially between 2012 and 2016.
“Officials have said there is an “urgent need for prevention.” 2016 data showed that in 2015, Norfolk County had 43 new cases of HIV at a rate of 7.3 per 100,000 and in 2011 that rate was 6.5. Chlamydia rates have almost doubled over four years. 2016 Gonorrhea rates are almost quadruple what they were in 2012 and in 2016 there were 167 cases of primary and secondary syphilis, in 2012 that number was 21.”
Weymouth, MA has a number of possible outlets for STD and HIV testing such as Health Imperatives, a community-based organization, and Manet Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (HQHC) in Quincy and Hull.
Harbor Health Services Incorporated in Dorchester is also just seven miles from Weymouth, MA.
Fees usually apply on a sliding scale and you may find that clinics in the area are reluctant to turn people away if they are unable to pay, so free STD testing is possible, although there may be long wait times.