Wicomico Co. has some of the highest STI rates in Maryland

WICOMICO Co., Md. – A new report shows Wicomico County had one of the highest STI rates in the state in 2018.

The County Health Department says the most commonly transmitted STI’s were chlamydia and gonorrhea. 15 through 24 year olds contracted these infections more than any one else.

We’re told county STI rates have been increasing in the past few years, so the Health Department is now encouraging people to get tested each year and either practice abstinence or use protection.

Chavonda Carr, a Community Health Educator said, “Testing is very important, so we do have free confidential testing through the Health Department. Basically you would just call the Health the Communicable Disease Health Department and then you would schedule an appointment.”

The number you can call for that test is (410) 749-1244.

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