By 2011 there was a rate of disease prevalence of 424.3 for chlamydia and 140.7 for gonorrhea per 100,000 residents.
Pinellas County rates of STDs are higher than the state averages.
In 2017 there were 1,574 cases of gonorrhea, 4,188 cases of chlamydia, and 288 cases of early syphilis reported in Pinellas County. The area is also subject to some of the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the country. According to survey respondents in the Pinellas County area, STDs are one of the top ten health problems.
Public health officials recommend all sexually active persons undergo regular testing, follow safe sex practices, and have frank discussions with all sexual 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. Keep yourself safe and healthy with regular testing at an STD testing site near you.
Clearwater has many choices, from the AIDS Partnership Incorporated on South Saturn Avenue to the Bread and Roses Women’s Health on South Highland Avenue, and many more! Some facilities even offer same-day testing and treatment services, though if free STD testing was included you may have to wait for test results.