Health departments in Ferndale, MI, are still fighting the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Michigan. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Oakland County has one of the highest numbers of people living with HIV in the state.
Statistics from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps indicated that there were 1,540 HIV cases diagnosed in 2009. On top of that, the Michigan Annual STD summary report revealed that Oakland County had 1,214 incidences of gonorrhea in 2017. In that same year, the county recorded 63 cases of primary & secondary syphilis and 4,215 of chlamydia.
The Oakland County Health Division is keen on promoting the health of the people living within Ferndale. Therefore, it promotes sexual education as well as STD testing, screening, and treatment to reduce the STD rates in the region
Those looking to get tested for STDs in Ferndale can also head to the Planned Parenthood – Ferndale Health Center. That is not the only option, though. Other nearby health centers that they can go to for STD tests include the Crossroads Care Center located in Auburn Hills and the Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network which also has vaccines for Hepatitis A&B.
There may be some clinics providing free STD testing services within Ferndale. Even though, the STD tests might be offered based on the income of an individual. Patients might also feel uncomfortable during swabbing. On top of that, the clinics may operate at inconvenience hours and days when you are not available.