Wixom, MI, is a city in Oakland County that experienced an escalation in the HIV prevalence rate from 602 per 100,000 individuals in 2014 and 2015 to 1,948 in 2020, reflecting a 21.6% increase.
According to data from Michigan’s STD Surveillance Program, the number of county residents diagnosed with Chlamydia infections increased progressively from 290.70 to 352.74 per 100,000 persons in 2014 and 2019, respectively. The majority of infections manifested among females aged 20 to 24 years.
Primary and secondary Syphilis infections in the county reduced from 5.95 per 100,000 individuals in 2014 to 4.94 in 2017, followed by a 41.7% increase to 7.00 in 2019.
Gonorrhea infections doubled from an incidence rate of 49.97 per 100,000 individuals in 2014 to 101.94 in 2019. In 2016 and 2018, the reported infection rates were 82.09 and 106.63, respectively.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services works with local public health partners and community members in Oakland County to implement the national Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtHE) initiative. Its officials engage with PLWHA and those at-risk for contracting HIV and assisting with PrEP and syringe service programs (SSPs) to prevent new transmissions.
City dwellers can visit Planned Parenthood – Livonia Health Center to access quality STD/HIV screening services. Other services include All Patients Urgent Care: Ahmad Alabbas, MD, and Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.
Some town hospitals offer free STD testing, but you may be required to meet some criteria, and bookable appointments might not be an option.