As a suburb of Miami, Kendall shares that city’s STD problems to some degree. The main zip code that makes up Kendall had an HIV prevalence rate of 522 per 100K people in 2016, which is high, but much lower than the Miami rates (and a bit lower than Florida’s rate).
But health officials say the rate is surely higher, as there are people out there who have not been tested. The social stigma surrounding HIV makes many people reluctant to come in for testing, but medical professionals are discreet and just want to help you.
In 2017, Miami-Dade County had 12,271 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 445.4 per 100K people. That’s a bit lower than Florida’s rate, which is surprising given Miami-Dade’s HIV rates. Miami-Dade County’s 2017 gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 128.5 and 17.5.
Kendall has a few STD-testing clinics, and there are many more options in Miami and other nearby suburbs. Planned Parenthood, on 117th Ave, tests for STIs and treats all of them except HIV. Their fee is on a sliding scale.
Borinquen Medical Center on Federal Hwy in Miami does STD screening. STD Testing Miami offers comprehensive or individual STI testing. You may be able to find a free STD testing event if you keep your eyes and ears open, especially during STD Awareness Month.