In 2017, Pinellas County, home to Seminole city, recorded 178 HIV cases at a prevalence rate of 18.5. The infections slightly increased by two in 2018, recording a total of 180 at a rate of 18.5 per 100,000 persons.
In 2018, Chlamydia infections took the first position in STD count, with 4,412 cases at a prevalence rate of 454.4. That was a jack-up from 2017 that recorded 4,188 positive diagnoses at a rate of 435.7 for every 100,000 individuals.
Gonorrhea recorded 1,439 cases at a rate of 148.2 per 100,000 persons in 2018. That was was a cutback from the previous year with 1,574 at a rate of 163.7 per 100,000 persons.
The total count of congenital, infectious, and early syphilis infections was 381 at a prevalence rate of 39.6 in 2017. The cases then rocketed to 442 at a rate of 45.5 per 100,000 individuals in 2018.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County oversees the AIDS Drug Assistance Program that offers affordable and quality medication to HIV positive patients.
It assists PLWHA without financial resources and sufficient healthcare coverage. The program also aims to improve the quality of HIV healthcare and support.
People living in Seminole, FL, and need STD/HIV testing services can turn to Empath Partners in Care (EPIC), AHF Wellness Center – St. Petersburg, and Planned Parenthood – North Tampa Health Center.
Free STD testing services may be available at some of the facilities, but a doctor’s consultation and bookable appointments might not be options.