There was a drop in the number of HIV infections in Oakland County from 1,540 with a rate of 153 per 100,000 people in 2013 to 1,532 with a rate of 551 per 100,000 in 2014.
An escalation in Chlamydia infections was indicated in the health reports with the number rising from 4,192 with a rate of 372.3 per 100,000 people in 2016 to 4,221 with a rate of 378.4 per 100,000 people in 2017.
Gonorrhea came in second with 1,213 cases at a rate of 247.7 per 100,000 population in 2017. Nevertheless, this was a rise from 2016 which reported 1,023 infections with a rate of 212.5 per 100,000 people.
Syphilis had the least cases during the year. Primary and Secondary Syphilis infections were 63 with a rate of 23.4 per 100,000 people. Latent and congenital Syphilis infections were 86 with a rate of 30.7 per 100,000 individuals.
Since a lot of people are vulnerable to acquiring HIV/STD infections, Oakland County Department of Health has a Disease Prevention Program intended to deliver STD/HIV prevention mechanisms, STD testing, screening, vaccination, and counseling to the residents.
Residents seeking STD testing can visit the Oakland County Department of Health and Oakland Primary Health Center. You may also consider the South Oakland Health Center and Planned Parenthood – Ferndale Health Center.
You may be lucky to find a facility that offers free STD testing. However, you may encounter very long queues and inconvenient hours. Also, some clinics might have strict eligibility requirements.