This large suburb of the capital of Lansing is unfortunately not immune to the nationwide surge in sexually transmitted diseases. STDs in the Livonia area are reported under the county’s statistics—some of the highest rates in Michigan.
The most-reported STI is chlamydia and Wayne County was responsible for 30 percent of all chlamydia cases diagnosed in the state of Michigan in 2017. Wayne County’s rate for chlamydia in 2017 was 882.8 per 100,000 people.
Gonorrhea clocked in at 352.1 for every 100,000 people. Primary and secondary syphilis was reported at a very high rate of 10.2 per 100,000. A total rate of approximately 40% higher than the already trending up national average.
Health officials are concerned that these stats will continue to climb. Wayne County’s HIV rate is also more than four times the average in the state of Michigan. Current 2017 numbers place the rate of new HIV infections at around 8 cases per 100,000 people. Research gathered by the Michigan Department of Health indicates that most of the new HIV diagnoses are happening among young gay or bisexual men aged 15-29 years old. Open dialogue with sexual partners, use of condoms, and regular screening remain the best ways to protect yourself and your partners.
In Livonia, there are plenty of options for getting screened. Some locations can see you the same day, offer 1-2-day results, and can even provide a sliding scale or free STD testing for those who qualify. Just east of the 275 and between 24, you can find Planned Parenthood, Northland Family Lansing, MedPost Urgent Care, and Michigan Urgent care.
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