HIV cases have been consistently low in the past decades. However, the number of HIV infections rose slightly over the entire period. There were 77 cases at a rate of 50.0 per 100,000 in 1998, which grew to 91 at a rate of 26.8 in the year 2017.
There was an overall fluctuation of Gonorrhoea infections over the years. These infections surged from the low of 194 at a rate of 79.8 in 2006 to a high of 380 at a rate of 105.4 per 100,000 in 2018.
An overall rise of Syphilis infections was noted by the health reports over the past decade. The number of Poinciana residents suffering from Syphilis infections was 54 at a rate of 21.3 in 2006, increasing to 131 at a rate of 58.4 in 2018.
Chlamydia infections were at a peak of 1,701 at a rate of 471.9 in 2018, which was a massive upsurge from the low number of 644 infections at a rate of 265.0 that were reported in 2006.
The Osceola County Department of Health has put strategies that will enable HIV patients to access HIV services from HIV primary medical care providers that exclusively provide HIV care and preventative treatment. Furthermore, it also encourages high retention care of persons living with HIV infections.
To access STD/HIV services you may visit some of the health care facilities in the city like Planned Parenthood – Kissimmee Health Center and Urgent Care Poinciana. You may also opt for Poinciana Medical Center or IMA Medical Center.
You may get free STD/HIV services in a few facilities, but you may have to book an appointment since walk-in options may not be allowed in some cases. Note that, you might still have to queue in some of the clinics nonetheless.