New cases of HIV in Bradenton, FL have risen steadily over the past 4 years. There are currently 1,013 diagnosed cases of HIV in Manatee county, which puts the prevalence at 323 out of every 100,000 people. BacterialSTDs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis, including congenital Syphilis have increased each year since 2009.
Health experts from the Florida Department of Public Health warn that Florida is near the top of the list for HIV infections in the United States every year. The majority of new HIV infections in Manatee county and across the state are occurring in teenagers and adults under age 20.
The Florida Department of Health clinic offers free or low-cost STD testing and treatment, but hours are limited and people face long wait times without an appointment. The Eligibility Office determines fees based on ability to pay., and the Family Planning program provides condoms and educational materials.
Manatee County Rural Health Services has clinics in Bradenton. Some locations accept walk-ins, but appointments are encouraged. STD testing and related services aren’t always available at each location.
Planned Parenthood operates a clinic at the Manatee Health Center in Bradenton. They provide family planning and STD education as well as testing and treatment. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments can be made online or over the phone. Planned Parenthood accepts insurance and uses sliding-scale fees based on household income, although payment options are limited and fees must be paid at time of service.