STD and STIs infection rate has escalated to raise concern of the Health Authorities in Ohio. The extremity of infectious diseases spread has become so loud such that one in every seven people has tested positive for the HIV virus.
Annual STD statistics report by the National Center for HIV/AIDs, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Ohio has worrying data. Gonorrhea rate of infection is 142.9 ranked 12th national, chlamydia stands at 489.3 listed 16th and 25th statewide is syphilis with the rate of 4.8. congenital syphilis has been on the rise with 82 cases report between 2011 and 2015.
The Report points out that more than 80% of the young adults have engaged in sex by the age of 17. This then unfolds the reality of disproportionate impact among the adolescents despite numbers dropping of those who engaged in sex by 10th grade from 42.85 in 2005 to 35.7% in 2015.
The CDC has extended statewide funding in Ohio in support of STD control and prevention programs at a cost not less than $13 million. This has gone into outreach programs, treatment, diagnosis, education and health officials’ development.
For STD testing, diagnosis and treatment services you can visit either of the following public health centers; Greene County Combined Health District on 360 Wilson drive, Xenia, TCN Behavioral Services CENTRE ON Market street 452 W and others facilities in Dayton, Ohio.
Furthermore, some nearby health facilities may provide free STD testing within the region, but they may open and operate during inconvenient hours. The health facilities may charge for consultation services and multiple payment modes might not be available.