The people of eastern Florida, specifically Volusia County where Orange City resides, should be quite proud of their downward trend of HIV cases. Per every 100,000 people, the rate of new HIV diagnoses in Volusia has dropped from 33 per year in 1998 to 15.62 in 2017. Nothing to sneeze at—that’s almost half!
Unfortunately, not all of their STI rates have shown the same decrease.
In fact, the rate of chlamydia cases has more than doubled in the Orange City area since 2006. For 2018, they had 394.6 new cases of that particular sexually transmitted disease.
There were a reported 141.3 new cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 people in 2018. Though it’s worth noting, that number was slightly down from 2017’s high of 168.3.
Back in 2006, there was only a rate of 0.8 new syphilis cases per 100,000 people. Now in 2018, 7.3 for every 100,000 people tested, not including congenital cases, have syphilis. For Volusia County, a concerning surge of congenital syphilis affected 61.4 newborns in 2018.
For cheap, affordable testing in the Orange City area, there are a few options. On Enterprise Road you’ll find a Quest Diagnostics and a MinuteClinic. Walk-ins are welcome but be prepared to spend some time waiting. For more options, or to find free STD testing, you may need to make a drive and check out the public clinics in larger, surrounding cities. If you find same day testing, there may still be a long wait time increasing the chance you’ll bump into someone who knows you (something to keep in mind if privacy is important to you). Volusia County Health Department has locations in Daytona and New Smyrna Beach. For HIV testing and support, there’s a Rising Against All Odds in DeLand.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Orange City clinics with our easy-to-read chart.