What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Coral Terrace,FL?
Coral Terrace, FL, a suburb of Miami, in Miami-Dade County, is experiencing an STD outbreak.
In 2018, there were 28,345 people living with HIV in Miami-Dade County, and 1,224 were new diagnoses, an increase from 1,264 in 2017.
Chlamydia infections are rising in the area, with 12,682 in 2016, and 13,415 new cases in 2018.
Gonorrhea diagnoses are also going up with 3,064 infections in 2016 and 4,315 new ones in 2018.
Additionally, the number of syphilis cases are increasing. In 2016, the county reported 537 diagnoses, and two years later, in 2018, it had 546 new ones. Its also had a troubling number of congenital syphilis infections with 24 newborns diagnosed in 2018.
Local health department officials are urging all sexually active individuals to have routine STD tests to help prevent the spread off these dangerous diseases.
There are several health centers in Coral Terrace, and throughout Miami-Dade County that provide STD testing and related services such as preventive care, treatment, and aftercare.
The Jackson Health System operates the Rosie Lee Wesley Health Center on SW 62nd Ave in Miami.
Planned Parenthood of South East and North Florida Incorporated provides STI testing at the Miami Health Center on Coral Way. Use the entrance on SW 31st Ave.
Another option is the Thelma Gibson Health Center on S Dixie Hwy in Coconut Grove.
Some locations may offer free STD testing. These sites might not be easy to access or have convenient appointment times. Additionally, patients could be asked for proof of income, and treatment may not be included.
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