Ives Estates, FL, is an area in Miami-Dade County that’s in the midst of an STD crisis that’s not showing signs of stopping.
In 2017, there were 7,510 women and 4,748 men diagnosed with chlamydia, and in 2018, it had 7,940 women and 5,474 men.
There were 2,581 men and 956 women with new gonorrhea infections in 2017, and in 2018, it reported 3,211 men and 1,103.
Early latent syphilis is also increasing. The county listed 1,302 men and 137 women with new diagnoses in 2017, and 1,640 men and 175 women in 2018. There were 437 men and 43 women with new cases of infectious syphilis in 2017, and in 2018, it had 491 men and 55 women.
Miami-Dade County health officials are asking sexually active persons to seek regular STD testing and prevent the spread of these infections.
There are several locations in and around Ives Estates that provide comprehensive STD testing, counseling, treatment, and follow-up care.
Planned Parenthood operates the Golden Glades-Miami Health Center on the corner of NW 161st St and NW 165th St.
Another option is Women and Teens Healthcare on the corner of NE 19th Ave and NE 169th St.
The AHF Wellness Center at Jackson North provides testing on NW 170th St.
All locations are accessible by a public bus route.
Some clinics may offer free STD testing. However, these sites might not provide comprehensive screenings, and they may ask for proof of income. A physician might not be available to speak to patients on-site or by phone.