Glades County, home to Florida, has a recorded increase in Chlamydia infection with a rate of 399.6 per 100,000 population in 2017 to 492.7 rate per 100,000 population in 2018.
Statistics also showed a rapid growth of Gonorrhea cases. In 2017, the number of cases recorded was at a rate of 15.1 per 100,000 population which shot to a rate of 75.8 per 100,000 population in 2018.
The 2013 County Health Rankings used 2009 data to show that Glades county had a record of 47 cases of persons aged 13 years and above who had HIV. The prevalence rate of HIV infections in the region was at a rate of 489.
The rate of early-stage Syphilis infections rose slightly from 7.5 per 100,000 population in 2017 to 7.6 per 100,000 population in 2018.
The Florida Health Department STD field staff offer services to people living in the state regardless of their citizenship status. These services include counseling testing and treatment of STDs in all the counties of Florida.
A number of facilities offering STDs testing and treatment around Glades include Glades County Health Department in Port Labelle and Planned Parenthood – Golden Glades Miami.
Other alternatives for STD testing and treatment are the MedExpress Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood- Boca Raton Health Center.
Some clinics offer free counseling and free STD testing and treatment. However, in other clinics, you may be required to pay for consultation or treatment fees or both. Aftercare services may also not be provided for persons who test positive for STDs.