In Hillsborough County, HIV infections were 5,556 at a rate of 566 per 100,000 people for individuals aged 13 years and above in 2013.
Chlamydia infections were the majority compared to other STDs with 3,211 cases at a rate of 280 per 100,000 population reported in 2018. The infections had increased from the previous year which recorded 2,964 cases at a rate of 265.6 per 100,000 people. Females had 2,179 infections while males had 1,032 infections.
Gonorrhea had 2,300 infections with a rate of 156.3 per 100,000 individuals in 2018. However, this was a slight decrease in infections from the previous year which had 2,450 infections at a rate of 176.5 per 100,000 people.
Chlamydia came in last with 683 cases at a rate of 105.3 per 100,000 individuals. Cases of early syphilis were 431 at a rate of 30.4 per 100,000 individuals. Congenital Syphilis had 13 cases at a rate of 75.3 per 100,000 people.
Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County has developed an STD program whose mission is to prevent further spread of STDs and any related complications through the promotion of sexual health awareness, early disease detection, and timely treatment.
Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, Planned Parenthood Tampa, and Pasco Health and Wellness are some of the hospitals where you may get STD testing.
Nevertheless, free STD testing may not be available in all hospitals, and you may be needed to book an appointment before visiting some hospitals.