In 2016, Island County had 77 HIV epidemic cases at a rate of 92.9. There were 2 new infections during that year.
Homosexual men had the majority of infections followed by individuals who used injectable drugs. The number of infections for gay men was 30 and 20 cases were reported for people using injectable drugs.
Chlamydia cases inflated in 2014 compared to 2013. There were 232 infections at a rate of 290.0 per 100,000 in 2014 and 205 infections at a rate of 257.2 per 100,000 in 2013. Females aged 20 to 24 had 72 cases at a rate of 2,880.7 per 100,000, making them the most affected.
Nevertheless, cases of primary and secondary Syphilis narrowed down in 2014 compared to 2013. Only one infection was recorded in 2014 and 2 infections in 2013.
Gonorrhea cases increased by one infection in 2014 in comparison to 2013. In 2014, 25 infections with a rate of 31.3 were reported, and 24 infections with a rate of 30.1 were reported in 2013. Males aged 20 to 24 had 7 cases, all from homosexual men.
The Integrated HIV Prevention and Care plan is an initiative by the Washington State Department of Health to help provide STD/HIV services to its residents. It offers STD screening, treatment, vaccination, education, counseling, and after-care follow up to locals.
Walk-In Clinic (Island Hospital), The Island County Health Department, Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho are some of the clinics to get STD testing.
A walk-in option may not be available in some of the facilities that may offer free STD testing, and the waiting period for the test results may be inconsistent depending on the clinic.