The Acreage community has been in an upward trend in gonorrhea cases reported since 2014. From 105.2 to 156.3 cases per 100,000 population in 2018.
The chlamydia epidemic for Palm Beach County has doubled in the ten years from 2008 with 6,039 cases in the year of 2018.
In Palm Beach County there were 8,488 people living with HIV for the year of 2017. That is 601.5 cases for every 100,000 population. Since the early 2000s when the cases of HIV reported were 758, the county of Palm Beach has kept steady low new cases with 283 in 2015, 298 in 2016 and 323 for 2017.
“We would like to encourage everyone who is sexually active to get tested, not just for yourself, but for your loved ones as well,” says Palm Beach County Health Director Dr. Alina Alonso.
As part of the preventive efforts from the Acreage community, there are AIDS awareness days throughout the year. With the goal to motivate, and create consciousness within the residents to get tested and know their HIV status. With focalized days, The Acreage community looks to keep AIDS mortality low and prevent complications and transmissions.
During this awareness days, The Acreage community offers workshops and sexual education classes. You may find free std testing but they might not be comprehensive.
There are some specialized clinic options in Forest Hill Blvd and in the Southern Blvd. With many routes of public transportation to get you to these locations.