Grant’s Pass is a city in Josephine County, which is seeing an increase in STDs in the past few years. Josephine County was ranked 13th in the state in 2018, with chlamydia coming in first with the highest rates at 265.3 reported cases per 100,000 people.
Gonorrhea came in second with 88.8 cases reported per 100,000 people. There were 9.6 reported cases of syphilis per 100,000 people.
Whites make up most of the cases of chlamydia at 73.4% of infected, 70% of reported gonorrhea cases, and 72.2% of reported early syphilis cases.
As of 2019, 36% of males were infected with HIV, while 64% were reported to have AIDS. Women made up 35% of those with HIV and 65% were reported to have progressed to AIDS.
There are several testing sites available in and around Grants Pass. Planned Parenthood on NW Franklin Boulevard, Grants Pass, offers STD testing, though they only offer testing and diagnosis of HIV.
HIV Alliance, located on NE B Street in Grants Pass, offers HIV testing, with those who are at high risk being given priority over those not in a high risk category.
The Josephine County Public Health Department also offers STD testing and is located on NW Dimmick Street in Grants Pass.
Though some clinics may offer free STD testing, this may vary at times. Other clinics offer services at a sliding scale dependent on income, welfare eligibility and need.