Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Allen Park, Michigan. The most common diseases include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B & C, Herpes and HIV I & II.
The recent Center for Disease Control and Prevention survey indicated an increase in new diagnosis in all the three major STDs. Syphilis prevalence in Michigan was ranked 33rd with a rate of 4.1 cases per 100,000 persons with about 50 cases reported of congenital syphilis. Chlamydia the most widespread had an infection rate of 469.1 per 100,000 people ranking it 21st among 50 states. Gonorrhea had a rate of 104.2 cases per 100,000.
The report established that young people (both men and women), bisexuals, gays, black and Hispanic people was the most vulnerable population. However, the aggressive prevention and control action by the health authorities had significantly lead to a drop in number among adolescent getting involved in sex.
Further, the findings indicated that the 9th graders only 16.9% in 2015 were sexually active compared to 33.8% in 2005. 10th graders similarly showed a positive disparity from 34.4% in 2005 to 32% in 2015.
Michigan State Department of Health has initiative for STD diseases control and prevention that are community based addressing issues of societal education, diseases awareness, immunization, STD screening and testing and medication. The CDC has funded these projects in a bid to realize their core goals in service delivery.
The Beaumont Teen Health Center along Eureka road, Taylor and the American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan are some of the health facilities that offer STD screening and testing services.
Nearby medical clinics in Allen Park may offer free STD testing. The services, however, might involve long waiting hours, bookable appointment might not be available, and you may be required to prove your area of residency.