Cutler Ridge, FL, continues to record high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) despite efforts by health authorities to prevent the number of infected persons from soaring. Every day, more residents flock medical facilities within Miami-Dade County to seek treatment for STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and even HIV/AIDs.
A report from the Florida Health Department revealed that Miami-Dade County had the highest cases of STDs in the state in 2015. Additionally, 20-25-year-olds were more infected that year; with about 15 new diagnoses daily.
The high STD rates in Miami-Dade County were also reflected in 2009’s reported HIV incidences. According to National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) were 25,044; way more than those in Broward, which came second in the state with 15,619 HIV cases.
To get tested for STDs in Cutler Ridge, you have a lot of options. The Miami-Dade County Health Department provides the STDs testing services. Besides, you can get treatment for various infections and receive counseling.
Alternatively, you can head to the Lake County Health Department or the Planned Parenthood – Jean Shehan Health Center. The Planned Parenthood – Golden Glades-Miami Health Center can also give you the STD care you are looking for.
Some of the health centers in Cutler Ridge may provide free STD testing services, but they might not be well- suited for you. This is because testing services might be offered at inconsistent hours, and an online option may not be available. Furthermore, they might not be testing for all STDs, not to mention you might wait for over two weeks to get the test results