Boca Raton area ranks as high as the 5th most diseased city in the nation for its rate of AIDS infections per 100,000 residents. In 2017 Palm Beach County reported 5,888 cases of chlamydia, 1,378 cases of gonorrhea, and 229 cases of early syphilis. This was an increase from the previous year’s reported cases, showing that STDs are continuing to rise.
Public health officials recommend regular testing, using condoms, and open discussions with intimate partners.
In Spot Florida offers assistance with discussing a positive STD diagnosis with your partner. The CDC also recommends STD testing as a regular, routine part of healthcare. Some facilities even offer same-day testing and treatment services.
In Boca Raton there’s a Planned Parenthood of South East and North Florida Incorporated on Glades Road. Within a ten mile radius you can find even more testing facilities, including: FoundCare Incorporated on Congress Park Drive in Delray Beach, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, and Broward Health on Northwest 3rd Avenue in Pompano Beach.
Some of these clinics have free STD testing, though you may have a long wait in line.