STD rates, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis increased significantly in Miami-Date County from 2016 to 2017. While residents of the county seat, Miami, account for many of the newly reported cases, even smaller communities like Aventura, FL are affected by the rise in STD rates.
CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) data shows that the number of reported chlamydia rates rose from 11,851 cases in 2015 to 12,687 cases in 2016 and the number of reported gonorrhea cases spiked from 2,593 cases in 2015 to 3,064 cases in 2016.
Syphilis rates in the county jumped by 16 percent, as the number of reported cases climbed from 1,150 cases in 2015 to 1,334 cases in 2017.
The county of Miami-Dade saw a decrease in the number of HIV cases, as the number of reported cases fell from 1,248 cases in 2016 to 1,179 cases in 2017.
There are a few health centers in Aventura, FL that may provide HIV and STD testing, including AHF Wellness Center – Jackson North and Women’s and Teen Health Care. You can also contact one of several private doctor offices in the city that might provide STD testing. Many of these facilities are located along Route 1 (Biscayne Road).
On the other hand, you can choose to travel 18 miles south into Miami, where you will find numerous healthcare clinics that may provide STD and HIV testing, such as West Perrie Health Center, Out of the Closet – Miami, Florida Health Department – Miami-Dade, Jefferson Reaves Sr. Health Center, and Planned Parenthood – Golden Glades-Miami Health Center.
Some clinics may even advertise free STD testing, but after test treatment options may not be available at some of these locations. In addition, some services may include extra fees, so be sure to ask about costs prior to obtaining any type of treatment.