What are the STI test options in Titusville, FL?
Titusville, the county seat of Brevard County, has experienced an increase in chlamydia, and syphilis cases in recent years. In 2010, reported cases of chlamydia was at a rate of 1,585 per 100,000 in Brevard County. In 2017, reported cases were 2,059 per 100,000. Chlamydia cases have increased by 25% over eight years.
Some STDs have decreased in prevalence. Gonorrhea cases dropped from 691 reported per 100,000 in 2016 to 482 cases reported in 2018. Bacterial STDs are declining, with 2,667 reported cases in 2018, a decrease of 115 cases.
While HIV/AIDS has decreased overall statewide by 18% since 2010, new diagnoses have been on the increase since 2013. More than 50 women were newly diagnosed with HIV in Brevard County in 2017.
The public health department of Florida has been striving to decrease the surge of new HIV/AIDs and STD cases through several measures, including the PrEP program. This comprehensive HIV prevention strategy involves the provision of daily antiretroviral medications to reduce the likelihood of sexually active HIV-negative residents of infecting others.
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County also offers a free health education and risk reduction program that educates teenagers, parents, single groups, and organizations, on the signs and symptoms of a variety of STDs, safer sex practices and testing procedures. In addition, the county health department provides screening tests.
Alternative health care facilities in Titusville that may provide sexual health education, testing, and treatments for infections include the Curative Care Center on South U.S. Highway 1, and the Medfast Urgent Care clinics on Washington Ave and Columbia Boulevard.
Free STD testing may be available at some clinics in Titusville, but even if free services are available, there may be restrictions on appointment times or eligibility based on income.
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