Residents and health official officials in Norton Shores, MI are facing an alarming rate of new cases of STDs. In the last 5 years, the number of diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases in Norton Shores, MI are at an all-time high.
According to the preliminary data released in 2017 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been on the rise at startling rate of 8.6% since 2014.
In Norton Shores, MI, the most common sexually transmitted diseases that have increased are; chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and Syphilis. There were 1,347 cases of Chlamydia reported in 2015 which represents a rate of 779.6 per 100,000 population.
There were 410 cases of Gonorrhea infections in 2015 which represents a rate of 237.3 per 100,000 population. The rate of new infections increased by 54.7% from 2014.
The rate of Chlamydia infections were 2.4 times higher among women compared to men.
As of January 1, 2017 the cases of new HIV infection in Michigan were 15,629 cases.
The public health in Muskegon County offers testing, treatment, and follow-up services to residents of Norton Shores, Mi. In a joint effort, the federal and county governments have funded STD programs geared towards reducing the spread of STDs.
There are various medical clinics in Norton Shores, MI that provide STD testing that one can visit including; Lake Shore Medical Centre, Med Express Urgent Care, Mercy Health Partners-Oak Medical Center, and Muskegon Teen Health Center.
There are other medical clinics which may offer free STD testing. However, you may have to bear with inconvenience as doctors might be operating in a limited schedules. Also, some STD tests option might not be available. Another disadvantage of free STD facilities is that you might have to bear with long waits.