Among the infectious diseases that Snohomish County records, STDs particularly stand-out as the most commonly diagnosed contagious diseases. They include chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and genital herpes.
An STD Surveillance for Snohomish County 2014 showed that chlamydia was the most prevalent STI (sexually transmitted infection), as the county reported 2,006 incidences with a rate of 270.7 per 100,000 population. Most of the new diagnoses occurred among men.
Additionally, in 20 years since 1995, 2014 marked the highest growth in gonorrhea cases. There were 400 incidences of gonorrhea as compared to about 350 cases reported in 2006. Meanwhile, county officials reported 27 new P&S syphilis infections.
The AIDS Project of Snohomish County’s mission is to prevent widespread HIV pandemic. It does this through fundraising activities and receives donations, which are channeled to local STD/ HIV clinics that render prevention and case management programs.
Several STD care clinics are available in and around Lynnwood, where you may receive a wide range of STD/HIV clinical assistance. An example is the Snohomish Health District, located at 6101 200th Street Southwest. Besides testing, treatment, and prevention, the clinic may also provide free Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT).
Nationwide providers such as the Planned Parenthood STD Clinic set on 32nf Street, Everett, may also expend care services such as testing for common STDs, treatment, as well as vaccines for Hepatitis.
Other clinics in Lynnwood may render free STD testing. The problem with no-charge services is that you may not receive testing services when needed, and lengthy waiting periods.