What are the STI test options in Kirkland,WA?
Kirkland’s HIV rate was 70.1 per 100K people in 2013, much lower than the King County rate of 326.9. Along with exposure from sexual partners, health officials in the county blame injection drug use, particularly heroin and meth, for the high rates.
The chlamydia rate for young women in that year was 1,454.
Syphilis has gone up in King County, as in the rest of Washington, with a 200% increase from 2007–2017. This is especially a problem for pregnant women, as syphilis is asymptomatic in women but can be fatal to a baby. Health officials are working to curb this. Consequently, you may be able to find free STD testing events, particularly during STD Awareness Month (but don’t wait that long!).
There is help for those who need to be tested, with several STD-testing clinics across Kirkland and King County. Immediate Clinic screens for and treats STIs, and they have two locations: on 100th Ave NE and on 85th St in Redmond.
Confidential STD Testing Centers is located on NE 137th. If you can get to Seattle, Bellevue, or Redmond, even more options are available.