The health department of Adams County noted a drastic increase in the number of new HIV infections reported in 2018 as compared to 2017. Statistics for 2018 showed the county had 902, a relatively higher figure than the 727 counts recorded in 2017.
The 2018 annual STD surveillance report showed Adams County had reported 2,923 cases of chlamydia at a prevalence rate of 571.2. That depicted a slight increase from the previous year’s count, which had recorded 2,831 cases at a rate of 562.6 per 100,000 population.
Newly diagnosed gonorrhea cases in 2017 were 807 at a prevalence rate of 160.4. The number of infections slightly increased to 815 at a prevalence rate of 159.3 in 2018.
The number of early latent syphilis cases decreased in the past years. The county recorded 35 cases at a prevalence rate of 7.0 in 2017 and 31 at a rate of 6.1 per 100,000 persons in 2018.
The health department noted an upsurge in primary and secondary syphilis infections. In 2018, the county had 41 cases at a prevalence rate of 8.0. The count was 34 at a prevalence rate of 6.8 in 2017.
Denver HIV Resources (DHR) in Adams County offers guidance and technical assistance to HIV care and service providers, as well as access to primary health care and HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical services to PLWHA.
Planned Parenthood – Arvada Health Center and STD Clinic at Denver Public Health are some health care facilities that offer STD screening and treatment services.
Some residents may qualify for free STD testing services, but results might not be immediate, and people might know why you are at the clinic.