The total number of HIV infections reported in Orange county indicates a drop over the five years. There was a decline from 999 cases in 2015 to 980 cases in 2020.
The county health report suggests a high increase of syphilis cases from 33 at a rate of 9.7 in 2015 to 64 at 17.4 by the end of 2018.
Additionally, the report hinted towards an increase in new Chlamydia infections. There were 1,410 cases at 364.9 in 2016, which increased to 1,563 at a rate of 402.4 by 2018.
Meanwhile, Gonorrhea infections increased from 224 cases at 62.4 in 2016 to 241 cases at a rate of 65.8 in 2018.
The Orange County Health Department has implemented local support strategies to ensure PrEP services are available throughout the county at key access points. It also funds and partners with agencies to deliver targeted outreach, linkage to care for the susceptible negative population, and HIV testing to reach the special needs populations, such as commercial sex workers, transgender Individuals, and IDUs.
The city has several clinics providing free STD testing. However, prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’ve tested positive, and the free tests may be dependent on income and welfare eligibility.
Crystal Run Healthcare Urgent Care Center offers HIV/STD services in the county. Clients can also get the same health services at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall and Garnet Health Medical Center.