What are the STI test options in Margate,FL?
Statistics for STD cases in Margate, FL are wrapped up in Broward County’s figures, which showed the number of STD cases rose from 2009 through to 2014 when the rate reached 656.4 per 100,000 people. This has been consistently higher than the state average.
That gap has been starker with regards to chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, three of the most common STDs and from 2013 to 2014 the rate for chlamydia rose to 496.6. The rate for gonorrhea increased to 142.0 and rates for syphilis peaked in 2014 at 17.8.
Incidences of HIV and AIDs have been decreasing since 2009 but in 2014, rates started to increase.
“Broward takes the cake, not just in numbers. Out of 1,815,137 people, there were 8,048 cases of chlamydia in 2013. In addition, incidences of gonorrhea were 2,356 and syphilis 265, which gives a total of 10,669 cases of STDs reported for the year. The rate is, however, the most interesting thing as for every 100,000 people there are 587 cases, much higher than Broward County’s neighbors to the north or south.”
Margate, FL has a number of options for STD testing including CareSpot Urgent Care in Coconut Creek. Instant MedicalCare – another urgent care facility – is also available in nearby Fort Lauderdale.
A number of non-profit agencies operate in the area such as Hope Women’s Center in North Lauderdale and Latinos Salud in Wilton Manors.
Some of these facilities may offer free STD testing while some may ask for insurance details. Please be advised that there may be long waits and limited availability at any of these centers.