One of the most commonly reported STDs both nationally and in Pine Hills, Orange County is Chlamydia.
The infection rate of Chlamydia has been increasing steadily in Pine Hills from the year 2011 to 2017. 438.2 cases per 100,000 persons were recorded in 2017 with the infections rates being higher among females compared to male.
111.7 Gonorrhoea cases per 100,000 persons were recorded in 2017. The rate has been rising since 2012 with the lowest rate of 20.1 percent being recorded in 2011. Unlike Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea cases were found to be higher in males.
Syphilis had the lowest rate of 11.5 percent as reported in 2017. However, the rate of Syphilis has been increasing since 2009. In the same year, a record low of 8.2 cases was reported
To address the STDs challenge and reduce health inequities, the County Department of Health collaborated with Community-Based Organizations and developed an Advocacy program. The aim of the program has been to advocate and empower the community on STD Issues and emphasize low cost as well as free STD testing and treatment services.
There are plenty of medical facilities, both public and private, that provide STD testing services in Pine Hills.
Community Health Center and CAC Florida Medical Center-Pine Hills, are among the available facilities where residents can access STD services.
STD diagnosis, treatment, and free testing services are provided by most public facilities but are only available to residents with insurance cover.