HIV cases surged in Danwood, SC, a city in Florence County from 667 incidences in 2017 to 715 in 2019. The cases rose further to 749 by the end of 2020.
According to the Florence County Health Surveillance Reports, Chlamydia infections increased from 1,177 at a rate of 849.4 to 1,187 at a rate of 856.6 in 2018.
Gonorrhea rose from 362 at a rate of 260.9 in 2016 to 481 cases at 347.1 in 2017, followed by 529 at a rate of 381.8 in 2018.
Public health officials noted that Syphilis infections were the lowest among all STDs reported in Danwood, SC. However, the infection rates soared from 31.0 with 43 cases in 2016 to 33.9 with 47 in 2017 and 38.2 with 53 cases in 2018.
The Florence County Health Department has adopted various approaches from condom distribution, integration of STD control into primary health care, and establishment of reproductive health-care facilities to linking PLWHA to care. Health officials also use social media platforms popular among teenagers and young adults, such as Facebook and Twitter, to advertise educational campaigns.
Lake City Community Hospital, Planned Parenthood – Columbia Health Center, Doctors Care – South Irby, and McLeod Urgent Care Center are some of the medical facilities in Danwood, SC, where you may check your sexual health.
Free STD testing may be available to city residents. However, the opening hours and doctors’ availability might not be consistent, and results might not be immediate.