Wayne County, where Trenton is a city, has experienced fluctuations in the rate of HIV infections, with an increase from 6,620 in 2013 to 7,278 per 100,000 individuals in 2017, followed by a decrease of 9.4% in 2019 to a rate of 6,595.
The rate of primary and secondary Syphilis infections in the county has also fluctuated over the past few years, doubling from 3.29 in 2012 to 6.8 in 2013. It then dropped to 4.88 in 2015, before a gradual increase to 8.25 per 100,000 persons in 2019. Males recorded a higher infection rate compared to females.
Chlamydia infections also showed fluctuations, with a 30.7% increase in rates from 315.34 per 100,000 individuals in 2013 to 412.07 in 2017, followed by a slight decrease to 400.53 in 2019. Both male and female African Americans had a higher infection rate than their White counterparts.
Gonorrhea infections doubled from a rate of 62.71 in 2014 to 128.14 per 100,000 individuals in 2019. A majority of the infections occurred in African Americans.
In Wayne County, the public health department partners with healthcare providers to engage residents in the Trenton area in comprehensive risk-reduction counseling, HIV/STD testing, and needle/syringe exchange programs targeting injection drug users. It also promotes safer sex practices among sexually active individuals through initiatives such as condom distribution.
Planned Parenthood – Detroit Health Center, Henry Ford Medical Center – Woodhaven, and Beaumont Urgent Care, Woodhaven are medical care facilities where you can access STD/HIV testing.
You can also access free STD testing in some city clinics, but you may have to wait for the results, and doctor consultation might not be available.