Referred to as simply “The Valley,” Spokane Valley is the largest suburb of Spokane in Washington. It’s also, surprise, part of Spokane County.
According to the 2017 annual HIV surveillance report, there were 23 new HIV diagnoses. That’s a rate of 4.7 per 100,000 people.
A higher rate than the majority of Washington’s other counties.
Looking at the disease trend reports from 2014, Spokane County had 2,142 new cases of chlamydia for the year. That’s a rate of 442.1 per 100K, pretty high and definitely higher than previous years. It’s even higher than Washington’s state rate of 376.7 per 100,000. There were 530 new cases of gonorrhea, a rate of 109.4. For comparison, the state rate was only 88.1. In better news, there were only 11 new cases of primary and secondary syphilis for the year 2014. Health officials in the Spokane Valley area stress the importance of regular testing and treatment as well as practicing safer sex.
Need to get tested in Spokane Valley? Luckily, there are a few affordable options in the immediate area. Like the Planned Parenthood on Main Avenue. They offer STI screening for the following: gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis (BV), syphilis, chlamydia, HIV (testing only), herpes, genital warts, and trichomoniasis. Or there’s an Outreach STD testing Center on West College Avenue. Confidential STD testing and treatment is also available to women through MyChoice – Spokane Pregnancy Medical Clinic on North Ash Street. For free STD testing opportunities, keep an eye on community calendar events or head further into Spokane.
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