STD cases in the US had drastically increased, especially in 2016, when record-high numbers were recorded. In Honolulu County, health institutions continue to report unpleasant rates of STD transmission.
A 2016 County Health Rankings Report specified that Honolulu had recorded 5,185 new incidences of chlamydia in 2013. The transmission rate was 531.0 cases per 100,000 populations. These figures made chlamydia the most prevalent among other STDs.
In another 2017 statement by Hawaii Health Matters, gonorrhea was the second-most transmitted STI with a rate of 113.3. That’s a drop, considering in 2016, the rate of infection was 127.1. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis had increased from 5.6 to 6.8.
The Hawaii Department of Health has an STD/AIDS Prevention Branch (SAPB). SAPB operates the STD/HIV Education & Risk Reduction Services, whose workforce is based in Honolulu. The initiative focuses on providing prevention programs to at-risk population, and foster collaboration among local STD clinics.
If you think you’re at risk of contracting STD/HIV, you may consider getting tested at the Diamond Head Health STD Clinic located along Kilauea Ave. The clinic provides confidential and discreet HIV/STD testing on a walk-in basis only.
Alternatively, you may also get tested at the Waikiki Health Center situated on ‘Ohua Ave, Life Foundation clinic located at 677 Ala Moana Blvd, and the Kokua Kalihi Valley Clinic, which lies along Gulick Ave.
Other clinics in Mililani Town may render free STD testing services. Some disadvantages of the services include the opening and operation of the medical centers may be inconsistent and doctor consultation might be unavailable.