Honolulu County, where Kailua is a census-designated place in the State of Hawaii, has experienced a relatively constant rate of HIV prevalence from 2012 to 2019. The initial rate of 198 per 100,000 persons was recorded in 2012, followed by rates averaging to 201 per 100,000 in subsequent years, and a slight rise to a rate of 208 per 100,000 individuals in both 2018 and 2019.
Chlamydia infections in Honolulu County have fluctuated over recent years, where initial cases among the population in 2012 were 5,096, followed by a slight decline in 2014, with reported 4,994 cases; however, by the end of 2018, they had spiked to 5,211.
Cases of Gonorrhea in the county also fluctuated over the same period where there were 728 infections in 2012, followed by a sharp increase in 2016, where 1,262 cases were recorded, and a notable decline to 912 was noted in 2018.
Honolulu County also experienced a surge in Syphilis cases since 2012, with 37 reported infections, which rose 173 cases in 2016.
Honolulu County Public Health Department, in affiliation with Hawaii Department of Health, has adopted several strategies to curb the spread of HIV/STDs in the community, including providing free STD/HIV testing on a walk-in basis to all people aged 14 and older.
Urgent Care Hawaii – Kailua, Planned Parenthood – Honolulu Health Center, The Queen’s Medical Center, and Adventist Health Castle are some of the clinics that offer STD/HIV screening services in Kailua town.
Residents of Kailua, HI, may access free STD testing services at some health centers, but walk-in options might not exist, and they could also experience long wait times.