Arlington, WA, is a city in northern Snohomish County. County health records show a significant decrease in new HIV cases between 2016 and 2018, whereby 36 were recorded in 2016 and 20 in 2018.
However, new Chlamydia infections were on the rise between 2013 and 2014. Reports tabled to the Snohomish County health office in 2013 showed that 1,882 cases prevailed at 257.6 per 100,000 individuals. By 2014, the number had risen to 2,006 at a rate of 270.7 in every population of 100,000.
Furthermore, the number of Gonorrhea infections had also increased from 164 new infections at a prevalence of 22.7 per group of 100,000 people in 2012 to 402 at a rate of 54.3 in every 100,000 persons in 2014.
Additionally, there was a notable upward development in the number and rate of new Syphilis infections between 2012 and 2014. As of 2012, 12 diagnoses were occurring at 1.7 per 100,000 population, while in 2014, there were 27 new cases at 3.6 in every 100,000 people.
Public health officials in Snohomish County place more emphasis on the need for both private and public caregivers to direct their HIV/STD prevention resources towards the youth. In this context, healthcare providers can provide youth-specific case handlers for positively diagnosed individuals and readily avail condoms to shield young, sexually active persons from infection.
For HIV/STD testing, treatment, or prevention services, you can visit the Skagit Regional Clinics – Urgent Care Smokey Point, Cascade Valley Hospital,, and the Planned Parenthood – Marysville Health Center.
Even though some clinics may afford you free STD testing, you may spend long hours on the waiting line, or your test results may take a day or two to be delivered.