Miami-Dade County, FL reported 1,165 HIV cases in the year 2017, a rate of 43.4 per population of 100,000. There had been 1,263 cases the year before , illustrating an upward spike in cases between these years. The rate of such infections was 46.6 in 2016, suggesting a larger population size in Miami-Dade County at the time.
Furthermore, 65.8% of adults under 65 living in Miami-Dade County, FL in 2016 had never been screened for HIV in their lifetime.
The number of Bacterial STDs in 2017 is concerning, as these numbers reached into the ten thousands with 18,201 cases found that year. These numbers increased drastically since the 13,414 cases found five years prior in 2012. Of those cases 3,320 were those aged 14-19, 6,326 were those aged 20-25 and 4,191 were within the 25-30 age group.
“Miami-Dade County ranked highest among all other Florida counties for the total number of STD cases reported in 2015. An average of 15 cases daily were found among those aged 20-25.”
Cutler Bay has a couple of clinics nearby that offer STD screening and treatment, one example is the Health District Center in Miami. It is located on 14th St in Miami, FL. There is also the West Perrine Health Center, that offers STD testing and treatment as well as PrEP (pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), on Homestead Avenue.
STD testing can also be performed at Test Miami, another clinic in Miami. It is about 22 miles outside of Cutler Bay, on Flager Street West.
As you can see, there are many options to consider in your area that offer STD testing. If you have considered free STD testing understand the different options that may be available to you. Clinics that offer STD testing for free might only offer testing for walk- in appointments.