A slight drop in the number of HIV infections over the last five years was recorded in Curry County. There were 33 infections at a rate of 85 per 100,000 persons in 2015, which declined to 27 cases at a rate of 67 in 2019.
Chlamydia infections were predominant among teenagers and young adults, especially among the 20 to 24-year-olds as well as 15 to19-year-olds. By the end of 2011, 281 Chlamydia infections at a rate of 574.1 had been reported.
There was a significant increment of Gonorrhoea infections over the last 5 years. At the close of 2011, 23 Curry residents had been infected by Gonorrhoea infections at a rate of 47 per 100,000 persons. This was a 50 percent upsurge of Gonorrhea cases from 2010 to 2011
Syphilis infections were seldom reported in Curry County. For instance, there was only 1 case of Syphilis reported in 2011, translating to a rate of 2.0 per 100,000 persons infected by HIV/STD infections.
The Curry County Department of Health has partnered with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and medical providers to ensure that newly diagnosed patients are linked to appropriate care and provided with the necessary support to reduce the transmission risk of HIV/STD infections.
There are a couple of health care facilities in Clovis city where you can access STD/HIV services. X-Press Care and Clovis Family Healthcare are some that are open to the public.
Some health care facilities like Plains Regional Medical Center and Emergency Medical Services III are also available in the area.
Free STD/HIV services may be offered in some facilities and even in STD awareness campaigns that might be in the area. Prescriptions for after test care might, however, not be available if you have tested positive.