What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Maitland,FL?

STD prevalence has been displaying fluctuations over the past years in Orange County, which hosts Maitland city. The number of new HIV infections slightly rose from 469 in 2018 to 474 cases in 2019 at occurrence rates of 34.2 and 34.1.

Total syphilis cases gradually increased from 1,034 at a rate of 75.4 per 100,000 people in 2018, to 1,190 at a prevalence rate of 85.7 in 2019.

Gonorrhea manifested a significant increase in cases in the recent past, from 2,937 infections in 2018 to 3,275 new positive diagnoses in 2019. 

New Chlamydia infections escalated from 9,888 cases in 2018 to 10,453 in 2019. Chlamydia recorded the highest count in comparison to other STDs.

Orange County Health Department works to protect the quality of the sexual health of the residents of Maitland.

Some of the programs it oversees to achieve its goals include the AIDS Drug Assistance Program that caters to the medication needs of PLWHA.

STD programs cover services such as partner notification, PrEP education, and medication administration. The department also supplies free sex supplies such as condoms and lube.

Some facilities that provide STD services to the residents in the Maitland area include Life Choices Medical Clinic, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc., and Planned Parenthood – East Orlando Health Center.

Although you can get free STD testing services in some centers, you might face challenges such as inconsistent availability hours, the absence of a doctor on site or via call, and the unavailability of prescriptions and medication services if you test positive.