What are the STI test options in Palm Beach Gardens,FL?
STD rates are still rising in Florida, and health officials say that young people are meeting people on “hook-up apps” for sex, but do not understand the risks of unprotected sex. Many of them were born or came of age after the AIDS scare of the ‘80s had abated, so they didn’t see people dying of the disease.
While treatments are now available, they are expensive and most people with STDs are uninsured. And budget cuts in the public health sector mean that it’s harder to educate young people about safe sex.
In 2015, there were 7,836 people living with HIV or AIDS in Palm Beach County, with a prevalence rate of 639 per 100K people. This is just above the Florida average of 615.
In 2017, Palm Beach County had 5,888 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 417.3 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 97.7 and 7.8.
The Presidential Women’s Center on Northpoint Pkwy offers HIV testing. At least one charitable clinic offers free STD testing in the area, but only for HIV. There is a Planned Parenthood in West Palm Beach. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. Family Medical Care on N Military Trl offers confidential STI testing and treatment.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.