What are the STI test options in Beaverton,OR?
In 2016, Washington County had an HIV prevalence rate of 169.8 per 100K people, a bit under Oregon’s rate of 195. The same year, the county had a chlamydia rate of 393, below Oregon’s rate of 432.5. The county had gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates of 79.6 and 8.5. Most syphilis sufferers in Oregon are men, while over two-thirds of chlamydia patients are women.
Health officials urge all sexually active people to use protection every time they have sex and to get tested regularly, even if they are not experiencing symptoms.
Most STIs are asymptomatic in the early stages. But if the disease is left undetected and untreated, it can cause irreversible damage to the body. Plus, it can be passed on to others.
Beaverton has some clinics, and there are even more options closer to Portland. At least one nonprofit provides free STD testing for HIV only, but there may be a wait for this first-come, first-serve clinic.
Planned Parenthood is located on 1st St. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. AFC Urgent Care on Allen Blvd also provides STD screening.