The county health reports noted a slight decline in the number of HIV infections in Wayne County, Garden city. The infections decreased from 6,620 in 2013 at a rate of 418 to 6,595 at a rate of 453 in 2018.
According to the county health reports, there were a total number of 1,534 Gonorrhea infections at a rate of 142.0 per 100,000 individuals in 2017. The number of infections was considerably higher in the male population compared to the female population.
Chlamydia was the most chronic STI registering a total number of 4,788 cases at a rate of 443.1 in 2017. The infections were predominant in the young population aged 20 to 25 years.
Syphilis infections were predominant in men who sex with men. By the end of 2017, there were 71 infections at a rate of 6.6 per 100,000 persons.
Most of the people suffering from HIV/STD infections are unable to access the required medical care because of the high costs. To address these infections, the Wayne County Department of Health provides financial and technical resources to medical centers and pharmacies to ensure that even the medically under-served can access medication at an affordable price. This also helps in improving medication adherence rates.
You can access STD/HIV testing, screening, and treatment services at the Garden City Hospital and the Beaumont Hospital, Wayne. Residents who prefer walk-in services may opt for the Michigan Urgent Care – Wyandotte or the Planned Parenthood – Livonia Health Center.
Most hospitals may not provide free STD testing. In case you are fortunate to find one that does, you may have to book an appointment and undergo some strict eligibility tests.