According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) reports, Hawaii ranked position 15th in the rates of Syphilis among the 50 States.
Syphilis rates in Hawaii have gradually decreased over the past decade. In 1980, there were 20 reported Syphilis cases and in 2008 the cases had reduced to 5. The Syphilis rate was observed to be higher among MSMs.
There has also been a reduction in Gonorrhoea cases as observed from the year 1980 to 2008. In 1980 there were 450 cases of Gonorrhea per the 100,000 persons and in 2008 the rate had significantly reduced to 50 cases per 100,0000 of the population.
In both the United States and Ewa District, Hawaii, Chlamydia remains the number one reported STD and its prevalence is highest among teenagers.
The rate of Chlamydia cases has been rising over the decade with 25 cases reported per 100,000 persons in 1986, and in 2008 the number had skyrocketed to 450 persons per 100,000 of the population.
The Health Department Of Hawaii has initiated an STD Program in collaboration with the community health centers, private, and public sector to provide STD testing, screening, and education services.
There are various health facilities that offer STD testing services in Ewa.
Medical centers like the Diamond Road Health Center STD/HIV Clinic and Lanakila Health Center are among the available options that offer a variety of testing options to residents who make their sexual health a priority
Free STD testing and discounted services are offered in some of the clinics as well as awareness campaigns. However, they are only applicable to residents that meet clinic specific qualifications.