The most recent STD surveillance data report released in 2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown that cases of sexually transmitted disease has been on the rise in Hamtramck city.
New cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HIV, and Syphilis have drastically increased confirming the worrying national statistics trends on STDs.
Between the years 2013-2017, there were 762 new cases of HIV infections on average per year in Michigan which translates to 7.9% cases per 100,000 population.
A report from CDC indicated that between the years 2016-2017, there were 8.3% increase in new cases of Chlamydia fro18.8 to 561.7 cases per every 100,000 population.
In Hamtramck city, there has been rising cases of Syphilis among men who have sex with other men
Together with the national government, CDC, and other organizations, the Wayne county health department has put in place various sexual health programs which focuses on prevention, monitoring and control of common STDs in Hamtramck city.
Visiting a health facility for STD testing is the best thing that you can do if you are sexually active. There are various clinics where people of Hamtramck can go for STD Testing. The Institute for Population Health IPH North End Center clinic offer STD testing services for all common STDs.
Other clinics include; Ruth Ellis Center, Unified, Advantage Health Centers Waller Health Center on Cathedral Green, and St. John Health Community Health Investment Corporation Marcus Garvey School Health Center.
There are other clinics in Hamtramck where you can get free STD testing but you may be required to book an appointment days in advance, bear with long waiting hours and unavailability of health workers when you visit this clinics. Rapid testing options may also be unavailable.