What are the STI test options in Shelby,MI?
While nationwide STD rates continue to rise, Oceana County and its communities, including Shelby, MI are seeing a steady decrease for some STDs.
For example, there were 78 reported cases of chlamydia in 2017 for Oceana County. This marks a significant drop from 78 cases in 2016 and 97 cases in 2015. The county also noticed a drop in gonorrhea rates, as the number of reported cases fell from 9 cases in 2015 to 6 cases in 2016 to only 2 reported cases in 2017.
Syphilis rates have remained consistent throughout the county since 2001, with rates ranging from zero cases to one case for any given year.
As with most communities in the country, the majority of reported STD cases involve teenagers and young adults between the ages of 15 and 29 years old.
Although there were no new reported cases of HIV in Oceana County for 2018, there are 8 residents out of a population of just over 26,600 living with HIV.
STD testing centers are quite limited in Shelby, MI, but there are a few located along or just off North State Street, including Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus. If you travel 30 minutes south into Muskegon, you will find additional STD and HIV testing locations, such as Planned Parenthood Muskegon Health Center.
You also can travel 60 minutes south into Grand Rapids and find numerous STD and HIV testing centers, including the Kent County Department of Health and AFC Urgent Care Grand Rapids. Most of these facilities are located close to I-96 and I-196.
Some of these centers advertise free STD testing. However, it’s important to realize that some of these facilities don’t have on-site doctors, so immediate treatment options may not be available.
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