Those living in Pasco County Florida saw relatively high numbers of syphilis cases in 2018. In that year there were 54 cases of early syphilis, which is about 10.4 infections per 100,000 residents. Interestingly, white non-hispanic residents made up around 88.1% of the population in Pasco county that year according to 2017 estimates. This demographic contributed to 34 of the 54 reported early syphilis cases reported that year.
Early syphilis infections were lower in number the year before, with 31 infections reported in 2017. The trend of such infections over five years continues to increase by each passing year. There were 18 instances of early syphilis in the year 2013, which then jumped up to 30 infections the next year. This trend continued from 2015 to 2016 when early syphilis cases rose from 28 infections in 2015 to 37 reports the following year.
“The CDC reported an increase in HBV infections among those in Pasco County, FL according to 2016 data obtained from the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System.”
You can find STD testing about ten minutes from the Land O’ Lakes area, in Lutz at the local walk-in clinic. The Your Family Walk-In Clinic on Hunting Bow Circle offers STD testing and treatment services.
Alternatively, you may want to check out the Florida Department of Health, Pasco, in Hudson on Denton Avenue.
You may be able to receive free STD testing as well, however this option may not be as convenient. This is because the hours at such testing sites may not be consistent.