What are the STI test options in Woburn,MA?
Woburn, MA, less than 10 miles from Boston, is in the midst of an STD crisis. The county of Middlesex, where the city is located, is seeing a rise in a STIs. Between 2012 and 2016, the overall new infection rate increased by 37 percent.
A specific concern is chlamydia, where Middlesex is feeling the overflow from the skyrocketing rates in Boston. The county had 3,714 new cases in 2014, and by 2016, that number jumped by more than 1,000 to 4,729. Gonorrhea is also on the rise with 593 new diagnoses in 2014 going up to 877 in 2016.
Nearby in Boston, city officials have identified HIV hot spots where they need to increase educational and testing services. According to one health professional, “The perfect storm that led to the outbreak in Lawrence is present in communities across the state. It’s not going to stop in Boston and Lawrence.”
There are more than a dozen locations in the city and nearby for STD screenings. Some clinics might offer treatment and follow-up care, too.
Cambridge Health Alliance operates a few facilities in the area including the Malden Family Medicine Center on Canal St in Maiden, the Cambridge Family Health North on Massachusetts Ave, and the Somerville Hospital Primary Care Center. Each location is on a public bus route.
Another option is the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Youth on Fire clinic on the corner of Massachusetts Ave and Church St in Cambridge.
Some sites may offer free STD testing. Always check if comprehensive services are available before scheduling an appointment and make sure to have proof of income for any free services.
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