South Florida has some of the highest STD rates in the country. In 2015, there were 18,867 people living with HIV or AIDS in Broward County, with a prevalence rate of 1,180 per 100K people.
Health officials in South Florida are concerned that people are not coming in for testing and treatment due to the social stigma. Heroin use is also responsible for some of those numbers.
In 2017, Broward County had 11,289 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 599, higher than Florida’s rate of 486.8.
The gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 209.1 and 17.5, both above Florida’s rates. Health officials recommend that all sexually active individuals get tested regularly, even if they are not seeing symptoms.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Miramar, and even more options in the surrounding area. You may qualify for free STD testing in public clinics if you can prove your inability to pay.
South Broward Community Health Services, located on Pembroke Rd, offers STD and HIV testing and treatment. Flamingo Women’s Pavilion, on the same street, also does STI screening. CVS MinuteClinic does basic STI screening at some locations.