What are the STI test options in Oakland Park,FL?
Covering the northern border of Fort Lauderdale, the City of Oakland Park, as it is officially known, is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. This Broward County, Florida city is also experiencing an upswing in STD and HIV rates.
In fact, both rates growth exceeded that of the state as a whole. During the period from 2014 to 2018, Oakland Park realized a 28.1% increase in its STD prevalence rate while that rate for HIV grew by 9.4%. On the state level, these numbers rose by 14% and 3.7% respectively.
Moreover, the first half of 2019 shows that the STD prevalence rate continues to rise with a 2.8% increase over 2018. The HIV rate, however, has remained constant during this period.
STDs, chlamydia especially, have experienced an enormous resurgence in Oakland Park and Broward County. If measures are not taken to curb this growth, we could be facing a full-blown epidemic for our community.
Anyone in the Oakland Park area who is seeking STD or HIV testing has a number of options from which to choose. The Florida Department of Health in Broward County’s Broward Wellness Clinic on Southeast Third Avenue in Fort Lauderdale is one such option.
Pembroke Pines Health Center, a Planned Parenthood clinic, which is roughly 13 miles away in Pembroke Pines may also provide these services. Moreover, Midland Medical Center and the University of Miami Health System’s UHealth Clinic, located within the Walgreen’s in Northridge Shopping Center, might also be able to provide these screenings.
Many clinics offer free STD testing. Keep in mind that these types of services may not offer walk-ins or, conversely, appointments and might not have a doctor on-hand for consultations.
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