A considerable population in Wayne County, OH, is infected with STDs. The most commonly reported incidences include chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea.
According to a 2016 STD Data and Statistics by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 280 gonorrhea incidences occurred in 2018 with morbidity of 222.3 cases per 100,000 populations. It was the highest rate since 2014 when the county documented 124 occurrences with a prevalence of 209.1.
Most gonorrhea cases occurred among individuals between 20-24 years. In Wayne County, gonorrhea cases totaled 82, as compared to 2017’s 36. Meanwhile, the total number of syphilis cases in 2018 was 5, with a transmission rate of 4.3.
The ODH HIV Prevention Program organizes STD/HIV prevention plans and implements the initiative’s policies. The program also coordinated STD care and HIV testing services, and training workshops for local community partners and public health workers.
If you reside in Wooster town, you can access STD care and education from several clinics in and around the city. You can visit the Wayne County Health Department clinic situated at 203 S Walnut St. The clinic might provide STD/HIV testing and counseling, Hep B and C screenings on a walk-in basis.
Alternatively, you can head down to 334 E Milltown Rd where you’ll find Wooster’s Planned Parenthood Health Center. The center may offer diagnosis and screening services for STDs, as well as HIV testing. You may also receive treatment, family planning, LGBTQ services, and abortion care.
Free STD testing services may be available in other health centers in Wooster. However, you may wait for long hours to get your results and the medical staffs might be unavailable on site or on phone.