Nestled in Pasco County about an hour away from Tampa, the small town of Northwest Dade, Florida, is home to the 16-acre Pioneer Florida Museum that showcases and illustrates the state of Florida’s history. Each year, the annual Pioneer Days Festival is held in Dade and brings the Civil War period back to life.
The population of the city is a little over 6,000 people with a little over 800 people being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in the past year.
Twelve percent of the people living in Pasco County underwent an HIV test in 2018 with 5.1 percent being diagnosed with AIDS. Between 2015 and 2017, 277 cases of Chlamydia were reported while there were 77 reported cases of Gonorrhea.
Only 3.1 percent of the population was reportedly diagnosed with infectious Syphilis during the same time period.
There are several options that offer STD testing in the city of Dade and the nearby surrounding area. The Florida Department of Health in Pasco County offers all types of STD testing and screening as does Any Lab Test Now, located in nearby Wesley Chapel.
Free STD testing may be available at one of those clinics while the others charge fees. While free STD testing sounds good at the outset, there is a downside. There can be unexpected charges for further tests or for specific physicians to read the tests or to provide a more thorough examination. Doctor consultation may not be offered which means you will have to make an appointment with a doctor at another facility to start treatment if you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.