Snohomish County Health Department’s efforts to reduce HIV infections in Mill Creek, WA, are steadily bearing fruits as the cases declined from 42 in 2009 to 34 in 2019.
STD infections were still prevalent in the city within the same period. In 2009, a total of 1,702 Chlamydia cases were reported at 241.1. Women were the most affected with 1,257 cases compared to 445 infections identified in men. By the end of 2013, the cases had multiplied to 1,880.
Gonorrhea cases in 2009 were 147 at 20.8, and they rose to 251 at 34.4. in 2013. The infections were rampant among men, with 142 cases with women at 109.
Syphilis infections were steady in 2009, with five new infections, all of which were men, and in 2013, there were 13 cases. 12 cases were identified among men and one case was from a woman.
The Snohomish County Health Department has been educating the county communities on HIV/STD prevention and treatment during community events each year. It conducts HIV/STD workshops to reach young adults and adolescents every year. At the same pace, it seeks to expand the existing educational campaigns to increase HIV and STD awareness to the most impacted population.
There are several health facilities in Mill Creek, WA, where you can get tested, screened, and treated for HIV/STDs. Some of these facilities include Kaiser Permanente Lynnwood Medical Center and Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center. There are MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care medical center and Planned Parenthood Everett Health Center for walk-in clinics.
You can also get tested from some of the clinics that offer free STD testing, but those services may be available during irregular hours, and test results might not be immediate.