The HIV prevalence in Oakland County, home to Clawson city, has been on an upward trend showcasing 1,774 cases in 2016 at a transmission rate of 173 that drastically surged to 1875 new incidents in 2017 at a rate of 180.
In 2016, the people found positive with Chlamydia were the highest, recording a total of 4,185 cases at a rate of 334.53 per 100,000 people. In 2017, the number increased to 4,280 cases at a prevalence rate of 340.76 per 100, 000 people.
Gonorrhea occurrences went up to 1, 217 new infections at an incident rate of 96.89 in 2017 from 1,027 infections observed in 2016 at a rate of 82.09.
Primary and Secondary Syphilis was also observed in the county with 62 new infections in 2017 transmitting at a low rate of 4.94, which was a slight drop from the 64 infections reported in 2016 at a rate of 5.12.
In the effort to reduce the rising numbers of positive STD cases, Oakland County Health Department has the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Program that provides residents with free and confidential counseling and testing services to reduce the stigma associated with the virus. It also has the HIV Link-Up Oakland Program that offers HIV prevention medications such as PrEP and PEP.
In case you experience signs of having an STD, it is wise to walk into one of the multiple clinics that provide free STD testing services in Clawson city. However, if your results turn out positive, you might not access any prescriptions for treatment or care from that clinic. Also, doctor consultation services might not be availed for the free services.
Planned Parenthood – Ferndale Health Center, Royal Urgent Care, Henry Ford Medical Center – Troy, and Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak are some of the healthcare facilities offering STD services within the city.