Washington County reported 561 HIV infections at a rate of 123 per 100,000 individuals in 2017. In 2018 the infections jacked up to 806 at a rate of 170 per 100,000 persons.
Chlamydia infections were at the top of the rank with 2,404 cases at a rate of about 397 per 100,000 persons in 2018. This was a deficit from 2017 which reported 2,372 infections at a rate of 398.1 per 100,000 persons. Female infections were 1,567 while male infections were 837.
Chlamydia infections followed with 576 infections at a rate of 95 per 100,000 individuals in 2018. There was a slight increase from 2017 which reported 2,372 infections at a rate of 398.1 per 100,000 individuals.
Syphilis came in last with 91 infections at a rate of 15 per 100,000 individuals in 2018. Theses cases had dropped from 2017 which reported 93 cases at a rate of 15.6 per 100,000 individuals. Male infections were higher with 70 cases and 21 cases were females.
Oregon Health Authority pioneered the Sexually Transmitted Infection Program to help prevent the spread of HIV/STD in the county. It offers subsidized STD/HIV testing and treatment services to high-risk individuals like the LGBTQ community.
Bethany dwellers can visit hospitals like the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services and the Beaverton Health Planned Parenthood Center to access STD testing services. Washington County Memorial Hospital is also an alternative.
Some facilities may offer free STD testing only to special groups like LGBTQ. You may also be required to book an appointment for a later date since walk-in options may not always be available.