What are the STI test options in Holland,MI?
Like other cities, Sexually Transmitted Infections are soaring higher in Holland City, located in Ottawa County. The public health department reported 345 cases of Chlamydia in 2016 and 392 cases in 2017.
Gonorrhea cases fluctuated from 37 cases in 2016 to 54 cases in 2017. Syphilis cases in 2016 were four and one in 2017 showing an improvement.
HIV prevalence rate in 2015 was 49 with 112 cases while in 2013, the HIV prevalence rate was 46, with a total of 98 cases. Majority of these cases reported were among men who have sex with other men, and people of color with youths aged between 15 and 24 making up the majority.
“Everyone who is sexually active is at risk and should be tested. The scaring thing is to find out that you have an STD, you get treated and you test negative again.” Leslie Tilley, supervisor of OPH’s sexually transmitted and blood burn infection management unit.
There are plenty of public and private clinics in Holland City where you can get tested. Some of the public clinics may offer free STD testing, but some of the free tests might not be comprehensive, and a prescription for aftercare test might as well not be available.
Some of the clinics include; Allegan County Health Department 322555 122nd Ave Ste 200, which offers, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV Conventional test. You may also visit Holland Health Clinic, 99W 26th St, Holland, MI 49423. Ottawa County Department of Public Health 12251 James St# 500, Holland, MI 49424, USA.