Maui County, HI, reported 465 cases of HIV infections at a prevalence rate of 4.9 per 100,000 individuals in 2018. This was a minute surge from the previous year which reported 487 infections at a prevalence rate of 8.8 in every 100,000 populations.
In 2018, Chlamydia cases lead with 502 cases which were a tremendous fall from the previous year that recorded 562 infections.
Also, 2018 saw Gonorrhea cases reported as 2nd highest with 55 infections which were a minor plummet from 2017 when 56 cases were recorded.
Syphilis had the least infections, with primary and secondary infections recording 2 infections in 2018; a massive diminution from 2017 which recorded 9 infections.
Early latent syphilis cases were about half as much in 2018 in comparison to the previous year, with 3 infections recorded compared to the 7 cases in 2017.
Late latent syphilis infections stood at 0 in 2018, and this was a dwindle from 2017 which reported 1 case of infection.
The county has the Maui Aids Foundation (MAF) program that links HIV positive patients to HIV medication, medical care, financial housing assistance, and educational support. The initiative also offers educational programs to inform the community about HIV, its transmission, and prevention.
You may access STD testing services in several facilities, including the Hawaii State Department of Health and the Planned Parenthood – Kahului Health Center. Additionally, the services are also available at the Community Clinic of Maui (Malama I Ke Ola Health Center) and Lanai Community Health Center Clinic.
Free STD testing may be available for some STDs but not all. Also, some facilities may not avail prescriptions if you test positive for an STD.