Lake Oswego, OR, in Clackamas County continues to record high incidences of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) every year. The Clackamas County Public Health officials revealed in 2018 that the rates had been increasing since 2013.
A 2018 Public Health Impact report in the county showed that the levels of syphilis had increased by 1,334% between 2007 and 2016. Chlamydia infections also surged from 2012-2016. The STD’s increase rate was 26%.
Data from the Oregon Health Authority showed that the gonorrhea rate in Clackamas County was 26 incidents per 100,000 residents in 2014. From 2012-2016, the rate increased by 162% in the county.
25% of the chlamydia infections that are reported in Clackamas County are among teenagers in the 15-19 age group, as reported by the County Health officials in 2018. Women account for 70% of all chlamydia incidences in the county.
SyphAware is Oregon’s campaign that fights the spread of syphilis in the state, including in Lake Oswego. It promotes awareness and educates residents on the importance of getting tested. It also helps in reducing the stigma that comes with the sexually transmitted infection (STI).
HIV/STD tests are available at the Clackamas County Public Health and the Planned Parenthood-Milwaukie-Oak Grove Health Center in Oak Grove OR. Another health center that you can visit is the Multnomah County Health Clinic in Portland, OR.
Other public clinics in Clackamas County may be offering free STD testing services. If you choose them, you might be unable to book an appointment or see the doctor for consultation.