Coral Springs is in an STD hot spot, namely, Southeast Florida, in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale metropolitan areas. In 2015, there were 18,867 living with HIV or AIDS in Broward County, and 762 more people were diagnosed in 2016 (306 HIV-positive individuals also died that year). Coral Springs’s HIV prevalence rate is a bit lower than Broward County’s—ranging from 142 to 668 per 100K people in Coral Springs’s zip codes.
In 2017, Broward County had 11,289 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 599 per 100K people. For comparison, Florida’s rate was 486.8. The gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 209.1 and 17.5. There were 11 cases of congenital syphilis.
Health officials are concerned about the people out there who have not yet been tested and may be spreading STIs to others.
There is still a social stigma surrounding STIs, especially HIV and especially directed toward gay or bisexual men, which may make people reluctant to come to a clinic. But the medical professionals there are discreet and only want to help you. To combat the rising rates, some Florida organizations provide free STD testing during awareness events.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Coral Springs, and even more options in the surrounding areas. Walking Urgent Care, on Sample Rd, provides confidential STI testing, including for HIV, hepatitis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
CareSpot Urgent Care, at Ramblewood Square, does HIV screening. The CVS MinuteClinic does basic STD screenings in several locations.