HIV infections in Jackson Hole, a city in Teton County, are gradually decreasing. It is an attribute of the county’s health department efforts to prevent new cases by distributing transmission barriers.
In 2016, Jackson Hole had 16 new HIV infections, but later on, in 2019, the infections decreased to 10.
Syphilis infections have successfully been contained since, as of 2018, the city had only two new cases at 8.7 per 100.000.
Gonorrhea has been following the same reduction trend from 2017 to 2018. In 2017, there were 10 cases at 44.2, which fell to 7 cases at 30.5 in 2018.
However, reports are different for Chlamydia because the infections increased between the two years. In 2017, there were 80 new infections at 353.6, which went up to 88 new infections at 383.9 in 2018.
The Teton County Health Department has developed a mechanism to coordinate county-wide HIV/STD prevention meetings. It provides Continuum care services for HIV/STD patients and those newly diagnosed with infections. The funding is done from a community level to ensure each has the capacity and means to deal with new diseases and also the resources to provide PrEP pills to the locals. The department also distributes condoms to the locals through the county’s various health facilities.
You may find free STD testing at some of the city’s sexual health clinics, but you may have to schedule an appointment for the test, and doctors’ may not be available on-site.
However, you can go for HIV/STD testing, counseling, and treatment at other health facilities in the city. Some of these have clinical walk-in options such as Planned Parenthood- Logan Health Center and St John’s Family Health and Urgent Care. Another option could be St John’s Health.