Miami-Dade County is one of the top counties with the highest number of STD cases. The County also ranked first with the highest rate of HIV incidences not only in its state but also in the entire country at large with a rate of 53.9 per 100,000 cases in 2015. 15 people who were reported to be living with STDs daily in the county lied between 20-25 years of age.
In 2016, Miami-Dade County had a total of 1,270 HIV cases. Chlamydia disease had a rate of 12,683 per 100,000 cases while gonorrhea had a rate of 3,064 cases. From 2010 to 2014, the rate of Chlamydia cases in the county increased from 346.3 to 406.1 per 100,000 cases. It has continued to grow since then.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County stated in the 2016 STD awareness EPI monthly report that primary care providers, public health officials, and infection control practitioners need to work together against the rising STD rates in the County.
There are few STD testing clinics that you can check out to ensure your sexual health is well taken care of. FastCare- Miami Beach located on Arthur Godfrey Rd and Adolescent Counselling and Testing Services located on 10th Avenue, Miami are some available facilities you can check out.
Some people also like to take advantage of the free STD testing services provided by the department of health during STD awareness campaigns and events. This means that the queues and long waiting times should be expected by all attendees.