In 2015, 39,393 people were diagnosed with HIV in the United States. Oregon was ranked 32nd among 50 states in the cases of HIV diagnoses. Chlamydia and gonorrhea have also been a significant concern for Redmond, OR, residents, and it has been on the rise since 2003.
According to a report published by Redmond health department in 2011, the rate of gonorrhea was 30 times higher among men with HIV. In 2007 and 2017, Chlamydia cases recorded were 9,860 and 17,600 respectively—this was a significant increase.
CDC reported rates of Chlamydia and gonorrhea to be 2.1 times more in 2017 than those recorded in men in 2015.
Redmond department of health has taken every possible precaution to combat STIs from spreading further by setting up clinics where residents can go for testing and treatment. Science-based prevention and control programs have been established to counter the spread of STIs.
The department, through CDC funding, has programs for counseling the infected and affected. Additionally, they distribute condoms to adolescents through school-based health centers to curb STIs among teens.
For STD testing and treatment, the people of Redmond may head to clinics like Sweet Office Clinic located at Long Street in Sweet Home, or Lebanon Satellite Clinic, which is found along Lebanon’s Main Street. Alternatively, you may visit Harborview Medical Center, situated at Jefferson Street in Seattle for more advanced STIs testing.
You may also find free STD testing services at other local clinics.
The downside of these clinics is that the process of screening and testing might be slow due to influx of clients. They also have limited medical professionals and many of them depend on volunteers.