What are the STI test options in Sterling Heights,MI?

Sterling Heights is Detroit’s second-largest suburb, but it is very different from Detroit. Its STD rates are lower. In 2017, there were 102 people living with HIV or AIDS in Sterling Heights, with 96% of cases under viral suppression.

Macomb County’s HIV prevalence rate in 2016 was 142.3 per 100K people. In 2017, Macomb County had 3,426 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 393.2 per 100K people. There were 916 gonorrhea cases and 106 syphilis cases.

While much lower than Wayne County’s rates, those numbers are rising and need to come down. Health officials blame “hook-up aps” and improper (or no) use of protection. Also many young people, due to insufficient sex education, do not use protection during anal and oral sex, which they don’t consider “real sex.”

As many STDs are asymptomatic in the early stages, all sexually active people need to be tested often.

Sterling Heights has some STD-testing clinics, and there are more options in the surrounding areas. The Tri-County Medical Clinic on Dequindre Rd provides testing for HIV, HPV, hepatitis, and herpes. Northland Family Planning on 17 Mile Rd offers screening and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes, and they offer the HPV vaccine.

MedPost Urgent Care of Sterling Heights on Van Dyke Ave provide STD screenings. Check the community calendar to see if there are any free STD testing events coming up.

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STD Statistics In Macomb County, MI



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Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Macomb County, MI. Data is normalized to accurately report Macomb County STD Breakdown.

Additional STD Test Statistics in Sterling Heights, MI

Reports are generated annually and they are available for public viewing.  No personal client information is shared, only demographical data including age, sex, residential region, ethnicity and income bracket. The reason that these facts are included is to help statisticians to develop of picture of which groups of people currently have the highest STD rates, which diseases are the most common and which groups need to have more educational and health care resources. These are attempts to curb the spread of these diseases and to help the people who may not even know that they are at risk.

  • Chlamydia- 447.2
  • Gonorrhea- 97.9
  • Syphilis- 11.1

STD Testing Sterling Heights, MI

CDC surveillance reports are sent out annually to help track the trends and patterns in STD infections in the United States. The current numbers for this area are higher than they are in some other parts of the United States, which creates an urgency to do something proactive about this epidemic. The figures only represent those which have already been tested and are found to be positive. There are many more people in high risk groups who have not been tested. The goal is to allocate more funding and blanket the communities of this city with increased educational and informational outreach programs. It is believed that if those at the highest risk would get tested, the numbers of positive results would increase significantly. Estimations or educated guesses about the roadblocks and obstacles which are preventing people from getting tested serve as the basis for beginning discussions is strategic planning on the part of local health departments for devising plans to get the word out about the problem.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Sterling Heights, MI

The city has many pockets with high numbers of persons living at or below the poverty level. This is believed to be a contributing factor to the STD problem in a few different ways. First, those from less affluent areas tend to have higher school drop out rates. Many of them miss out on the mandatory sexual health education courses which are offered. They may not understand how dangerous unprotected sex can be, nor be aware of the potential consequences, signs or symptoms of an STD. In addition to this, they are less likely to have the financial resources to obtain quality testing and health care if infected. Free centers are available, but they do not always have enough funding to cover the needs of everyone in the community. Some clients must wait for weeks or even months before they can secure testing at a rate that they can afford. This can exacerbate the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and increase the public problem.

The number of women who have Chlamydia is double than the numbers for men. Although trends show that those in their low to mid twenties have the highest rates, the figures for teen girls of school age are becoming higher. Gonorrhea rates are slightly higher for males, as is Syphilis.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Sterling Heights, MI

Local government officials are aware of the STD problem in the region and they are working with localities to develop strategies to curb the spread. Education is believed to be the key to lowering the rates, combined with additional funding to test and treat those who cannot afford the testing costs. Public schools are now mandated to provide sexual health education for all students. This is given before the majority of teens become sexually active and the hope is that it will arm them with the tools to abstain or at least use protection to lessen their exposure to STD infection. They learn about signs and symptoms that STDs can cause, how to prevent infection and where to go for a Herpes test or for HIV testing.

Better Sexual Health in Sterling Heights, MI

Anyone who has had unprotected sex is potentially at risk. The rates are higher for some certain groups of people and your risk is determined by the total number of risk factors. If there is any doubt whatsoever, the best course of action is to get tested. You can easily order your STD testing and spend just moments of your time dropping by a lab to get your results on their way. You’ll find courteous and professional staff at the clinic to assist you and answer any questions you have. You can rest assured that your privacy will be protected and you’ll appreciate the peace of mind in knowing.


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