Coconut Creek, located in Broward County, has seen an increase in cases of STDs, mainly chlamydia cases. Florida’s rate of chlamydia was reported as 486.8 in 2018, whereas Broward County reported 11,347 cases.
In 2018, there were a reported 3,855 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 people.
Broward County HIV statistics show that in 2015, 1,180 out of 100,000 residents were living with HIV.
The public should be aware that there are many resources available through the health department as well as private doctors offices and clinics.
The Coalition to Reduce HIV in Broward County was designed to help increase HIV awareness and education to the community and help to reduce the rate of new infections in the African-American, Hispanic and Caribbean communities.
“More HIV infections progress to AIDS here than in any other state, in part because many infected people who start taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs don’t stick with them.”
There are many choices in Coconut Creek for free and paid STD testing such as Sunshine Health Center on Hammondville Road, Broward Community and Family Health Center Incorporated on North Powerline Road in Pompano Beach. Paul Hughes Health Center on Northwest 6th Avenue in Pompano Beach also offers AIDS Drug Assistance as well as screening.
Many of these clinics offer STD testing services at a sliding scale fee, dependent on income and need or welfare eligibility, and at times may be able to offer free STD testing. However, your test results may not be available immediately.