McMinnville, the county seat and largest city in Yamhill County, OR has a tumultuous relationship with STD rates. Some reported STDs such as gonorrhea have experienced both highs and lows in recent years, while others such as chlamydia are steadily increasing.
In 2007, 189 cases of chlamydia were reported in Yamhill County. In 2016, chlamydia cases doubled in number to 368.
In addition, 35 cases of gonorrhea were recorded in Yamhill County in 2008, dropping drastically to 10 reported cases in 2009 and 2010. Unfortunately, since 2010, gonorrhea cases have tripled in Yamhill County, signaling a need for STI awareness.
HIV is also a significant risk for white males in Yamhill County, with 78 of 102 records of persons living with HIV/AIDS as of April 2019 attributed to this gender/ethnicity combination.
Yamhill County Health and Human Services Department aim to reduce the numbers of sexually transmitted diseases in McMinnville by offering essential testing, treatment, and STD prevention initiatives such as free condoms and prevention education.
McMinnville also benefits from essential STD programs, including HIV care and treatment plans, HIV Prevention Program, and the CAREAssist Program. Some facilities are available at the Yamhill County Health and Human Services Department on Ford St.
Furthermore, several health centers around McMinnville offer STD testing and treatment services such as the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center on NE May Ln.
Alternative clinics might offer free STD testing for those that meet pre-specified income and welfare requirements. However, Free or low-cost services may only apply to certain STD tests.