Some of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that continue to affect people living within Brighton, CO, in Adams and Weld Counties are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis. The infected individuals include youths, men, women and men who have sex with men.
According to the 2017 County Health Rankings in Colorado, Adams County had 727 HIV incidences that were reported in 2013, with a prevalence rate of 195. The reported HIV diagnoses recorded in Weld County in 2013 were fewer (157) and the STD’s prevalence rate that year was 72.
HealthGrove.com revealed in 2016 that Weld County had a gonorrhoea rate of 25 infections per 100,000 residents. That of chlamydia during the same year was 342.4 cases per 100,000 persons.
The Adams County Health Department is focused on reducing the number of individuals affected by STDs in Brighton CO. To do so, it provides STD testing services to people living within the region. It also offers education on sexual health and counsels the infected persons.
You can also head to the Weld County Health Department in Greeley for STD tests. Additionally, the STD Clinic at Denver Public Health and the Planned Parenthood – Denver Central Health Center also allow residents of Brighton to get tested for chlamydia, HIV, syphilis and other STIs.
Other public clinics nearby may be providing low-cost or free STD testing services. However, you may have to wait for hours since there will be other residents waiting for them. They may also charge you for consulting the doctor on site.