From the year 1998 to 2017, there has been a gradual decrease in HIV infections in North Miami city, Florida. 1,195 cases at a rate of 43.4 per 100,000 persons were recorded in 2017 and this was a notable reduction from 2,905 cases in 1998.
There was a large number of Chlamydia infections as indicated by the health reports from 2006 to 2018. In 2006, only 5,196 cases at a rate of 214.1 were reported and in 2018 the rate of infections had more than doubled to 478.4 per 100,000 persons.
A total of 4,315 Gonorrhea cases were reported in 2018. This was a sharp increase from the 1,940 infections reported in 2006 at a rate of 79.9 per 100,000 persons.
Syphilis infections hit a record high of 2,385 cases at 161.1 per 100,000 persons in 2017. In the year 2006, however, there were low Syphilis infection rates of 566 cases at 44.5 of the rate per 100,000 persons.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Health has realized that efforts by the public health and the private healthcare system alone are not enough. Thus, it has engaged the following non-traditional partners: education departments and corrections departments as a strategic move to reach high-risk populations.
Residents can get STD/HIV treatment from a variety of medical centers available in North-Miami City.
For example, Jackson North Medical Centre, North Shore Medical Center Miami, and Miami Beach Community Health Center North are some of the available health care facilities open to the public.
Free screening and testing are available in some of the facilities. Unfortunately, such tests may not be comprehensive and you could miss out on some services.