There has been a persistent STI threat nationally with no exemption to Massachusetts. According to the World Health Organization, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis accounting for over 376 million new diagnoses.
The annual CDC report shows significant rise in new infections; the Syphilis rate was 4 in 2011 and 6.2 in 2015. Chlamydia the commonest STD was at 357.3 (257 in men and 448.6 in women) while gonorrhea was at 56.6 per 100,000 people in 2015. In the same vein, there was a surge among adolescents who ever had sex by their 9th grade from 32.6% to 14.2%.
A case of new gonorrhea infections in 2017 shows that 15-19-year-old women were at a rate of 557.4, that of 20-24 was 684.8. male infection rates stood at 705.2 for 20-24 years old and 645.9 for the 25-29 years old.
The Center for Disease Prevention and Control has been channeling hefty sums of money into innovative, community-based, effective and cost-effective initiatives to curb disease spread. In 2016, more than $ 15 million was disbursed for STD calls in Yarmouth, Massachusetts.
There are various Public STD testing centers you can visit for comprehensive STD screening and treatment. Cape Cod Healthcare in Hyannis 34 Park street, AIDS Support of Cape Cod on the south street 428 Hyannis, Habor Community Health Center on 735 lane and Health Imperatives-Hyannis Family Planning are the available options.
Even though local clinics might expend free STD testing services, some of them might use your level of income and area of residency to offer services. Some other time, the medical facilities experience long waiting queues, therefore, they may delay results for STDs and they may not cover all the STDs testing and screening.