Washington County may not feature among the top 10 counties in Oregon with the highest number of STD incidences, but the STI counts in the county remain disturbing. Among the most common STDs are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV.
According to data provided by the Oregon Health Authority, the number of chlamydia cases in Washington County has been steadily increasing since between 2007 to 2016, from 1,011 to 2,267. The number continued to spike in 2017, resulting in a total of 2,372 new chlamydia cases.
Furthermore, the county recorded 417 gonorrhea incidences with a prevalence of 70.0 and 93 new cases of syphilis with a 15.6 morbidity.
Let’s Stop AIDS Campaign is a program that brings several other resources and collaborations toward the common goal of putting an end to the HIV pandemic. This network hopes to stop the stigma, improve access to HIV care, and empower local communities to halt HIV discrimination.
For Forest Grove residents who’d relish knowing their STD status, the Neighborhood Health Center in Hillsboro may offer STD services on both walk-in and appointment bases.
Alternatively, you can visit the Cascade AIDS Project clinic, which might offer discreet and anonymous STD/HIV testing as well as LGBTQ services. Further, the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is another option.
You can consider visiting nearby clinics which may offer free STD testing services in Forest Grove. However, it may take them too long to expedite the results and the health centers might bar you from consulting doctors on site. Besides, you might not get after care prescription on-site in case the results are positive.