North Lynnwood is a census-designated place in Snohomish County. Between 2017 and 2018, there was a decrease in new HIV infections in the county, whereby health officials recorded 28 cases in 2017 and 20 new infections the following year.
On the other hand, STD surveillance data recorded between 2012 and 2014 depicted a gradual upward development in the number of new HIV infections. In 2012, 12 cases had been reported, and in 2013 there were 13 reported diagnoses, which grew to 27 in 2014.
Surveillance reports indicated that the county had 254 Gonorrhea infections prevailing at 34.8 per group of 100,000 individuals in 2013 and 402 new infections in 2014, occurring at a rate of 54.3 in every 100,000 persons.
Moreover, a steady increase was observed in the number of new Chlamydia infections recorded in 2011, 2013, and 2014. There were 1,766 cases in 2011, 1,873 in 2012, and in 1,882 diagnoses in 2013.
The Snohomish Health District’s Board of Health provides a wide range of resources to prevent the spread of HIV/STDs, including free condoms, sexual health and disease prevention education, outreach to the public and private health care providers, and partner counseling. It has increased efforts through state-funded prevention programs by advocating for more funding for institutions that can provide access to preventive options, such as PrEP medications.
Some of the clinics offering HIV/STD services in the county include the Planned Parenthood – Lynnwood Health Center, Lake Serene Clinic: Western Washington Medical Group, Providence Lynnwood Clinic, and MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care – Bothell.
Free STD testing may be available in some clinics, but the tests may fail to be comprehensive. Additionally, multiple payment methods may not be available in other clinics.