What are the STI test options in Windham,CT?
Chlamydia in Windham and Windham County is on the rise. In 2007, chlamydia was reported at a rate of 210 cases per 100,000 residents. By 2016, the chlamydia case rate increased to 281 per 100,000.
Chlamydia is not the only sexually transmitted disease recorded in Windham. Both gonorrhea and syphilis cases have been reported in Windham town. In 2011, 12 new cases of gonorrhea and 1 new case of syphilis were reported. In 2015, 16 cases of gonorrhea were recorded.
Thankfully, by 2016, sexually transmitted diseases are on the decline in Windham town, with only 1 new case of chlamydia, 10 cases of gonorrhea, and one new case of syphilis reported.
However, residents of Windham should not be complacent. The HIV surveillance report of 2017 indicates those in the 20 to 29 age group are most commonly affected by HIV, indicating there is still a need for sexual health education in younger residents.
To help keep STD rates low in Windham, CT’s Department of Public Health offers several essential HIV surveillance, control, care, and prevention programs.
One such clinic in Windham that offers essential STD testing, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling services is the Planned Parenthood on Main Street in Willimantic. Community-based organizations such as the Perception Programs Incorporated also offer vital mobile testing services.
Other clinics include the Planned Parenthood in Norwich and the Generations Family Health Center Incorporated clinic on Mansfield Avenue.
Some clinics can offer low-cost or free STD testing services, but the opening hours may be inconvenient, and there is often a lack of privacy.
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