Boulder County reported 469 HIV infections at a rate of 177 per 100,000 individuals in 2017. In 2018, the infections moderately dropped to 428 cases at a rate of 156 per 100,000.
Chlamydia had the majority of infections with 2,995 infections in 2017. This was a slight increase from 2016 which had 2,569 infections at a rate of 487.2 per 100,000. Female infections were the top rank with 2,054 infections at a rate of 626.2 per 100,000 people while male infections were 941 at a rate of 349.8 per 100,000 individuals.
Gonorrhea followed with 2,323 infections at a rate of 84.3 per 100,000 individuals. The infections had depleted from 2016 which reported 2,465 infections at a rate of 95.8 per 100,000 people. The minority infections were females with 974 infections at a rate of 125.8 per 100,000 while males had 1,349 infections at a rate of 131.1 per 100,000.
Syphilis reported 817 infections at a rate of 14.7per 100,000 individuals. There was a spontaneous rise from 739 infections at a rate of 13.3 in 2016.
Boulder County commenced the Boulder County Aids Project to provide support, advocacy, and education to those in the community living with or affected by HIV/STD and serve as an information center to prevent further transmission of STDs.
City dwellers can visit the Boulder County AIDS Project and Planned Parenthood-Boulder Health Center to get STD testing services. Other options are Boulder Community Health- physician Clinics and NextCare Urgent Care.
There may be long waiting hours if you want free STD testing due to the long queues. and a doctor’s consultation may not always be available.