Community health officials have signaled an alarming rate of STDs in King County, as contributed to the increasing number of STD cases in Shoreline, WA. A report by the Washington State Department of Health highlighted chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea as the most common infections.
According to the WSHD, incidences of HIV had dropped by 50% over the past decade, while the morbidity rate of syphilis had spiked by 200%. Additionally, King County recorded 9,760 chlamydia cases as compared to the 9,400 cases in 2016.
In a 2018 Q1 STD epidemiology report, the county documented 1,191 new gonorrhea diagnoses. That represents an increase of 22%.
The HIV/STD Program in the county was initiated to intervene in the spread of HIV, especially among homeless heterosexuals who use intravenous drugs. The Center for AIDS and STDs at the University of Washington also prevents STD transmissions and focuses on stopping human suffering due to these infections.
The King County Public Health STD Clinic, located along Jefferson St in Seattle, may offer confidential HIV/STD testing, and evaluations for PrEP plans. You may also visit the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit at the Harborview Medical Center, as well as the Madison Clinic for Infectious Diseases located along 9th Ave in Seattle.
Instead, you can go to the Planned Parenthood Northgate Health Center located on Northgate Way in Seattle. Clients may receive STD testing, treatment, and prevention plans.
Other health clinics in Shoreline, WA, may deliver free STD testing. The only downside to that is inconvenient opening hours and the doctors may be unavailable to prescribe any medication.