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Posted on: September 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Amid Nationwide STI Spike, County Reminds Residents About Testing and Treatment Services

LARGO, MD – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data showing steep increases in reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) nationwide.

 According to the CDC, 2017 set a new nationwide record for reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, and it is the fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these reported STIs.

The Prince George’s County Health Department is reminding residents about the variety of county services available for them to get tested for STIs and receive treatment, if necessary.

Teenagers and young adults (10 to 24 years old) can get confidential, on-site STI testing and treatment at the Healthy Teens and Young Adults Clinic, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthy Teens and Young Adults Clinic
7824 Central Avenue
Landover, MD 20785
Please call 301-324-5141 for more information.

In addition, condoms, testing, and treatment are available for County students at four School- Based Wellness Centers:

Bladensburg High School                                  Fairmont Heights High School
4200 57th Avenue                                                  6501 Columbia Park Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710                                         Hyattsville, MD 20785
(240) 696-3356                                                      (240) 573-7255

Northwestern High School                                 Oxon Hill High School
7000 Adelphi Road                                                 6701 Leyte Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20782                                             Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 985-1872                                                      (240) 724-1442

The hours of operation at each Wellness Center are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. After graduation from high school, students can transfer to the Healthy Teens and Young Adults Clinic to continue their care up to 24 years of age. For more information, please call the numbers provided for each Wellness Center.

Free, confidential, on-site STI testing and treatment are available for adults at the Reproductive Health Resource Center Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reproductive Health Resource Center
3003 Hospital Drive
Suite 3048
Cheverly, MD 20785
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 301-583-3150.

*Please note: Free STI testing applies to residents ages 21 and younger. For those 22 and older, there are costs associated with STI testing. However, HIV testing is free for all.

“Prince George’s County has offered these services for years, and we must continue to educate our communities about the ways we can help them be aware of their sexual health status and receive appropriate care,” said Prince George’s County Health Officer Pamela B. Creekmur. “We remain committed to raising public awareness about the importance of sexual health so we can reduce the infection rates we are seeing across our region and our nation.”

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