As part of King County, Federal Way shares Seattle’s STD problems to some degree. In 2016, there were 6,798 people living with HIV or AIDS in King County, with a prevalence rate of 323.6. While unprotected sex accounts for many of the HIV cases in King County, health officials also blame injection drug use, particularly heroin and meth, for the rising rates.
Syphilis has gone up in King County, as in the rest of Washington, with a 200% increase from 2007–2017. This is especially a problem for pregnant women, as syphilis can be fatal to a baby. Medical professionals recommend regular screening, since syphilis can be cured easily if caught early.
The 2016 rates for chlamydia and gonorrhea in King County were 445 and 158.5.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Federal Way, and there are even more options if you can get to Seattle (and you may find free STD testing options in the larger city). Planned Parenthood is located at 348th St. They test for STIs and treat all of them except HIV. The fee is on a sliding scale.
The Federal Way Public Health Center, on 13th Place S, screens for STDs and HIV. The Sea Mar Federal Way Medical Clinic provides STI testing and treatment.