Located in the heart of South Florida, Sunrise boasts a population of about 92,000 residents. Home to the Florida Panthers Hockey team, this beautiful city is also known for its increasing rate of sexually transmitted diseases.
In the Sunrise area, there are nearly 20,000 people who are HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive while thousands of others are dealing with other sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. STDs include more than 25 infectious organisms that can spread through sexual activity and are most easily transmitted from one person to another through vaginal or anal intercourse, and in some cases, through oral sex.
They can also be spread through bodily fluids, such as through intravenous drug use, which has increased in recent years in Sunrise.
Since the city is located in Broward County, the Florida Department of Health of Broward County provides statistical data for Sunrise by collecting data from healthcare providers and laboratories on a continuing basis, including all test results that are positive for STDs in Broward County.
Since many STDs do not come with symptoms initially, it is best if you are tested on a regular basis if you are sexually active with more than one partner. There are over 60 private and public clinics in Sunrise in which people can be tested for STD’s including private STD testing that you can initiate with one simple phone call, although many times free STD testing is not available through a phone call and based on income guidelines.
CAN Community Health (Broward House Clinic) offers a variety of STD testing for diseases, such as Chlamydia and Herpes while Compassionate Hearts Serving Hands Incorporated offers HIV screening through blood tests.
Taking care of your sexual health is imperative to your overall health and well-being and undergoing testing and treatment for STD’s has never been more quick and convenient in Sunrise.