What are the STI test options in Ocala,FL?
A significant decrease in the number of HIV cases in Ocala City has been observed by the Marion County Department of Health. In the year 2008, there were 6,058 cases recorded and the number had reduced to 4,944 cases in 2017.
On the contrary, Gonorrhoea cases have been increasing over the years. In 2006, there were 489 cases reported and in 2018 the numbers had increased to 671 cases, translating to a 188.8 rate in the population.
Chlamydia has also been a chronic STD, leading with the highest number of infections. In 2006, a total of 1,004 cases were reported and by 2018 the number had increased to 1,561 cases per 100,000 persons, translating to a rate of 439.3.
Compared to the other infections, Syphilis had lower rates but it has still been increasing over the years nonetheless. From just 17 cases reported in 2006, the number multiplied to 84 cases in 2017.
To reduce the number of STDs, Marion County Department of Health has integrated STD prevention and care into primary health care. This has made STD services available and accessible to most individuals in the community.
Marion City residents can access STD services in some of the available health centers.
Heart of Florida Health Centers, Florida Department of Health, and Ocala Regional Medical Center; are some of the facilities open to the Ocala residents.
Some public centers provide free STD testing, screening, and treatment. However, the service is only available those earning below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines and lack health insurance.
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