According to the Broomfield County Department of Health, the year 2017, unlike other years had the highest reported cases of STDs and HIV.
Broomfield County Department of Health observed a slow downward trend in the new HIV diagnoses in 2013 followed by a slight increase in 2016. In 2016, 65 cases of HIV cases were recorded, signifying the decrease in the number of HIV cases.
In 2017, the department reported 481.3 cases of Chlamydia per 100,000 persons which signified a 23.0 percent increase from 2013. The majority of Chlamydia cases were among women at a rate of 63.9 percent rate.
Gonorrhea remained the second most commonly reported STI in Broomfield with a 74.8 percent per 100, 000 reported cases in 2017.
There were 2.9 cases of Syphilis per 100,000 persons in 2017, which was an indication of the increase in Syphilis cases over the years. Men accounted for largest 88.0 percent of cases that can be attributed to the increase of men-to-men sex.
The Broomfield County Department of Health has responded to the increase in the number of STDs by putting efforts in ensuring the locals have access to comprehensive health education, screening, frequent diagnosis, and treatment services at low costs.
There is a good number of healthcare facilities in Broomfield County that locals can take advantage of.
Broomfield Health & Human Services, Buffalo Ridge Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Medical Center are among the available medical centers that locals can book an appointment or check-in to access STD/HIV services.
Free STD testing and treatment may be provided in some of the available facilities but they are limited in number. So, you may have to book an appointment beforehand.