The Escambia Department of Health noted an increment in the number of HIV cases in Brent, FL. The infections increased from 1,103 at a rate of 433 in 2013 to 1,233 at a rate of 468 by the end of 2018.
Gonorrhea infections gained over the years, and they rose from 527 at a rate of approximately 177 in 2010 to over 700 infections at a rate of about 222 in 2018.
The county health reports noted Chlamydia infections to be persistent among the female population. Chlamydia cases hiked from 1,656 at a rate of about 550 in 2010 to over 2,000 infections at a rate of about 666 percent in 2018.
Syphilis cases were relatively lower in Brent town. However, the infections gained from 101 at a rate of 134 in 2010 to 128 at a rate of 119 in 2018.
Escambia County Department of Health responded to the increase in the number of HIV/STD infections by encouraging regular screenings, affordable medical treatment for HIV/STD infections, and involving community leaders to engage in dialogues concerning disease prevention and sexual health.
Sacred Heart Urgent Care Center – Pensacola and Planned Parenthood – Mobile Health Center are some of the hospitals in Brent that provide sexual health services. You may also consider Baptist Hospital or Sacred Heart Health System for STD/HIV testing and treatment.
Some hospitals in Brent provide free STD testing during community outreach events, but the hours and days of operation may vary, and there may be no confidentiality due to the public nature of such events.