Pasco County FL, lost ten lives in the year 2016 to HIV/AIDS deaths. Of those deaths, 6 were males and 4 were females. A decline since the previous year, which had seen 19 HIV/AIDS deaths.
There were 44 total cases of HIV in Pasco County in 2016, at a rate of 8.8/100,000. This number had grown since 2015, which had 39 cases at a rate of 8.
This same year 18 infectious syphilis cases were documented, this number nearly split in half the following year in 2017 with 9 cases found, only to jump again in 2018 to 17 cases in Pasco County, FL.
“The CDC found in 2018 that rates of acute-hepatitis B infections in Pasco County significantly rose from 2011-2016, from a rate of 1.5 in 2011 to 17.28 in the year 2016, per 100,000 in population.”
There are a variety of different places you can get STD testing in the Pasco County area. One option to consider may be the Pasco County Department of Health, in Wesley Chapel on highway 54.
There is the potential for you to receive free std testing at a planned parenthood location. One is located in Tampa, East on Bearss Avenue, in Bearss Village Plaza and there is another in Tampa, North on 56th street.
It is important to note that although std testing that may be offered for free at some of these clinics, there may also be some upfront or extra costs associated.