Highland is a census-designated city within the Utah County Health District. HIV surveillance data collected between 2015 and 2017 indicated a wavy trend in the number of new infections in the area. According to the data, 12 cases were recorded in 2015, 14 in 2016, and just nine in 2017.
Moreover, there was a minor increase in new Syphilis infections from six cases recorded at a prevalence of 1.0 in every tally of 100,000 persons in 2015 to eight at a rate of 1.3 per 100,000 population in 2017.
Furthermore, the Utah County Health District had more Gonorrhea diagnoses in 2017 than there were in 2015. There were 130 new Gonorrhea cases in 2015 occurring at a rate of 22.6 in every 100,000 individuals, whereas in 2017, there were 196 diagnoses at a rate of 32.2 in every population of 100,000.
In the case of new Chlamydia infections, an increase was observed from 936 cases at 166.8 per 100,000 population in 2014 to 1,162 new infections at a prevalence of 191.6 in every 100,000 people in 2017.
Officials at the Utah County Health Department has liaised with the state department of health to suppress the rates of HIV/STD infection in the area. Through state-funded prevention programs, it promotes increased early intervention screening in public and private settings, improve access to care for the positively diagnosed, raise awareness on STDs, and enhance prevention policy development.
Comprehensive HIV/STD screening and treatment options can be accessed at the Planned Parenthood – Utah Valley Health Center, Medallus Urgent Care American Fork, Utah County Health Department, Salt Lake STD Clinic, and the Utah AIDS Foundation.
However, some clinics may offer free STD testing, but they may have irregular and inconvenient opening hours. Other medical centers may fail to provide your results on that same day.