In 2017, 71 percent of newly diagnosed HIV infections were reported in Salt Lake County alone. In 2008, the total recorded number of HIV infections in Salt Lake County were 97 cases per 100,000 persons. The number had reduced to 83 cases at a rate of 7.3 percent in 2017. Overall, the rate of new HIV cases has decreased slowly.
South Lake County Department of Health recorded the highest number of Chlamydia infections. 466.1 cases per 100,000 persons were recorded in 2017. A total number of 5,006 Chlamydia cases were reported. Female and males aged 15 to 34 years comprised 75 percent of all cases.
Gonorrhea rates have been increasing over time. A total of 1,367 cases were reported with a 123.5 incidence rate per 100,000 persons. Males comprised 67 percent of all infection.
A total of 106 Syphilis cases were reported with a 9.6 incidence rate per 100,000 persons. 95 percent of Syphilis cases were male.
To reduce the rapidly increasing number of STDs, South Lake County Department of Health has advanced an STD initiative under the Prevention, Treatment, and Care Program (PTCP). The principal objective of the program is to provide technical assistance for clinics across the city.
South Jordan residents have a number of options they can consider for STD treatment.
University of Utah Health Center and Utah Healing Center are open to residents in need of HIV/STD services.
Jordan Valley Medical Center is also an available option that’s just around the area.
Free STD/HIV testing and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services are available in some health centers but only the medically underserved residents can access them.