The fifth-largest city in the state of Oregon. The county seat of Washington County. Hillsboro lies just to the west of popular Portland and has many appealing features. Unfortunately, you’ll also find rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the area.
Washington County had an HIV prevalence rate of 169.8 per 100K people in 2016. This was a bit under Oregon’s rate of 195.
Also, in 2016, the county had a chlamydia rate of 393, below the state’s rate of 432.5. The county had gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates of 79.6 and 8.5. Much like the rest of the country, most syphilis sufferers in Oregon are men, while women make up over two-thirds of chlamydia patients.
Health officials in Hillsboro urge all sexually active people to use protection every time they have sex. It’s important to get tested regularly, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. This is because most STDs are asymptomatic in the early stages. If left untreated, they can cause irreversible damage to the body. Plus, you run the risk of passing them along to others.
To get tested in the Hillsboro area, check out these affordable options. Washington County Health Services is on Main Street. Over in Beaverton, there’s an AFC Urgent Care that offers fast STD testing. Beaverton also has a Planned Parenthood. For AnyLabTest Now, Cascade AIDS Project, Oregon HIV/STD Hotline, or to search around for free STD testing, head into Portland. Most public clinics can you see same day, but the wait times will be longer and the areas more crowded—increasing your chance of running into someone you know.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Hillsboro clinics with our easy-to-read chart.