Macomb County, where Mount Clemens is a city and the county seat, has experienced a steady increase in HIV prevalence rates over the past few years. In both 2014 and 2015, the reported HIV infection rate was 584 per 100,000 individuals that rose to a high of 1,050 in 2020.
Chlamydia rates recorded in 2019 showed a 46.2% increase from 280.81 per 100,000 persons in 2015. Infections were prevalent among African American females aged 15-29 years.
Gonorrhea infections escalated from a rate of 55.98 per 100,000 persons reported in 2014 to 133.87 in 2019. Most infections occurred in individuals aged 15-29 years.
The rate of total primary and secondary infections noted in 2014 was 3.36 per 100,000 individuals and gradually increased to a high of 8.36 in 2018, followed by a slight decrease to 6.18 in 2019. A high number of infections were reported among men who have sex with other men.
Macomb County Health Department operates a comprehensive HIV Program that provides confidential and anonymous counseling and testing services to county residents, including injection drug users and those who received blood transfusions or blood products between 1978 and 1985. It also coordinates with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to deliver free condoms to public members by mail to prevent the spread of STDs/HIV.
Clinton Urgent Care & Telemedicine, Planned Parenthood – Warren Health Center, and McLaren Macomb offer quality STD testing services in the Mount Clemens area.
You can access free STD testing services at nearby city hospitals. Still, testing hours and availability might not be consistent, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’re tested positive.