Located in the northern end of the Willamette Valley between Portland and Salem, Woodburn is a city in Marion County, Oregon. As of April 2019, Marion County had a total of 307 reported cases of HIV. Out of this, males accounted for 63% while homosexuals and injecting drug users faced the highest risk of infection.
Gonorrhea cases have tripled over the last five years with about 500 diagnoses in 2018 at a prevalence rate of 41.4 per 100000 people. Chlamydia recorded 1900 cases in 2018 at an incidence rate of 491.3 per 100000. Syphilis rates were the lowest with 4.6 incidence rate per 100000.
“A rising trend in Chlamydia cases as recent data suggests, means other diseases will increase. People are having riskier sex and a decrease in the frequency of condom use is a contributing factor.” Katrina Rothenberger, the County Public Health Division Director.
Health officials in Marion County are working towards ending stigma around testing and treatment by urging individuals to have open conversations with their sexual partners about their STD and HIV status. There are plenty of options in and around Woodburn, Oregon where you can get tested. Public facilities may offer free STD testing though doctor consultation might not be available and walk-in option might not exist.
You can visit Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Salem Health Center which offers Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Herpes tests. You can also visit Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Salud Medical Center and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Lancaster Family Health Center at Beverly and know your status.