Health officials from the Hawaii State Department of Health reported a decrease in the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in Maui County between 2014 and 2015. There were 13 cases recorded in 2014 at a rate of 13.3 per 100,000 persons while in 2015, there were 6 diagnoses registered at a prevalence rate of 4.8 per 100,000 residents.
The department also realized a decrease in the number of newly diagnosed Gonorrhea infections, whereby 56 cases were reported with the rate at 33.66 in every 100,000 individuals in 2017, while 55 new infections were reported at a rate of 32.88 in the following year.
There was a commendable decline in the number of newly reported Chlamydia cases, whereby 562 cases were recorded with a rate of 337.85 in every 100,000 individuals in 2017, and 502 new diagnoses were reported with a prevalence rate of 300.7 in 2018.
For primary and secondary Syphilis, there were 2 new reports in 2018 at a prevalence rate of 1.20 per 100,000 persons which were a decrease in comparison to the 9 cases reported at a rate of 5.41 in 2017.
Most residents of Maui County are of the notion that they are medically underserved due to inaccessible health-care facilities, financial constraints, and the poor state of medical equipment. Public administration officials have in turn delegated more funds towards medical transportation assistance and increased circulation of information on the available medical clinics.
Some of the clinics in Maui, HI, where you may receive STD screening services include Kihei-Wailea Medical Center, Maui District Health STD/AIDS Prevention Office, Maui AIDS Foundation, and Planned Parenthood Kahului Health Center of Kahului, HI.
Although you may access free STD testing in some of the health centers, some tests are not comprehensive, and multiple payment options may be elusive for charged services.