Florida is known for high STD rates, and Kissimmee’s are about average for Florida. In 2015, there were 1,095 people living with HIV or AIDS in Osceola County, with a prevalence rate of 411 per 100K people. That’s actually lower than Florida’s rate of 615.
Health officials worry that the social stigma of HIV may make many people, especially men who have sex with men, reluctant to come in for testing. But clinics are discreet and you should never be ashamed to take care of your health.
In 2017, there were 1,434 chlamydia cases in Osceola County, at a rate of 422.4 per 100K people, also lower than Florida’s rate of 486.8. The gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 105.2 and 5.9. There were two cases of congenital syphilis.
Health officials urge all sexually active people to always use protection and to get tested often, even if they are not experiencing symptoms.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Kissimmee. The city clinics offer low-cost and free STD testing to those who qualify. Note that there may be a wait.
Planned Parenthood is located on Oak Commons Blvd. They test for STIs and treat all of them except for HIV. The fee is on a sliding scale based on your income. East Lake Medical Clinic on Old Canoe Creek Rd in St Cloud also does STD screening.