Few cases of Syphilis have been reported in East Leon. However, the rate has increased since the mid-2000s. In 2006, only 23 cases of Syphilis were reported at a rate of 8.6 per 100,000 persons, whereas a total of 213 cases were reported in 2018.
1,096 cases of Gonorrhea were reported in 2018 compared to 702 cases recorded in 2006. Adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 24 years experienced the bulk of Gonorrhea infections.
Chlamydia infections had the highest infections rate in Leon County. In 2006, there were 1,586 cases and in 2018 the number was 1,096 cases.
The incidence of HIV in Leon County has fluctuated over the last decade with a record high of 91 cases in 2009. An interesting fact is that in the year 1998, 65 cases of HIV were recorded and in 2018 the same number of 65 cases was reported.
The Leon County Department of Health has put into place a dedicated surveillance unit whose role is monitoring and responding to STDs. The unit also offers comprehensive sexual education to the community.
A number of medical centers that offer STD testing services are available in Leon County.
For instance, Leon County Health Department and Leon County Treatment Centre are among the accessible options you can consider.
STD treatment and free testing may be available in some of the facilities. However, due to their limited number in relation to the many residents, results may take a period of 2 or 3 weeks.