Additional STD Test Statistics in Wyoming, MI
These are statistics about STD rates in your area.
Chlamydia cases in Kent County are the following from 2005 to 2015.
- 3192 average cases from 2005 to 2009
- 3558 average cases from 2010 to 2014
- 3827 average cases in 2015 and the highest
Chlamydia rates in Kent County per 100,000 people from 2005 to 2015.
- 595 from 2005 to 2009
- 578 from 2010 to 2014
- 601 for 2015 and the highest
Unfortunately, as you can see the number of cases of chlamydia increased during the years noted from 3192 in the first period indicated to 3827 in 2015. The rates also increased from 595 in the first period starting in 2005 to 601 for 2015.
Gonorrhea cases are the following for 2005 to 2015.
- 1094 from 2005 to 2009 and the highest
- 723 from 2010 to 2014
- 758 in 2015 and higher than the previous period
Gonorrhea rates per 100,000 people are the following for 2005 to 2015.
- 121 in 2005 to 2009
- 117 in 2010 to 2013
- 119 for 2015 and the highest
Gonorrhea cases and rates declined from 2009 to 2013 then increased in 2015. The rate was higher in 2015 than in the second period noted, unfortunately.
Syphilis cases are the following for 2005 to 2015.
- 39 from 2010 to 2014
- 53 in 2015 and the highest
Syphilis rates per 100,000 people are the following for 2005 to 2015.
- 6.5 in 2005 to 2009
- 6.3 in 2010 to 2013
- 8.3 for 2015 and the highest
Unfortunately, we see a rise from 27 cases in the first period to 53 cases in 2015. We also see a rise from 6.5 to 8.3 in the rate per 100,000 from the first period to 2015.
STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Wyoming, MI
According to the policies of the state of Michigan and its Department of Education, sex Instruction should emphasize that students have the power to control personal behavior and should base their actions on accurate information, values, reasoning, a sense of responsibility, and respect for self and others.
Education programs should address the needs of all students. This is the view expressed by the Department of Education for the state of Michigan.
This means it should include those who abstain from sexual activity. It should also include those who engaged in sexual activity but are now abstaining. It should also include those who will decide to engage in sexual activity in the future. The content of sex education must be consistent with the Michigan Department of Education and their Health Education Content Standards. This information must be medically accurate. It must also include current information.
Abstinence from risky sexual behavior must be stressed as the only certain way to avoid HIV, other STIs, and pregnancy. Again, this is the requirement of the Department of Education of the state of Michigan. Let’s remember that 43 percent of Michigan high school students reported they had sexual intercourse. Sex education Instruction should address methods to reduce risks for HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.
Let’s also remember that according to the Michigan Department of Education our society requires an educational system that supports programs addressing varied needs. These are needs of a diverse student population. The approach and teaching should be nondiscriminatory.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Wyoming, MI
Demographics play a role in STD rates in your area and state.
For chlamydia let’s look at the demographics for gender and age with females in higher numbers than males. Ages 20 to 24 saw the largest numbers with fewest numbers less than 15 years old and 25 or older.
- Male 13 329 cases for all ages
- Female 33 883 cases for all ages and higher than for males
- 15 848 cases for ages 15 to 19
- 18 799 cases for ages 20 to 24 and the highest number for age
For gonorrhea we see more females than males with cases and a high rate for the 20 to 24 age range. Rates were lowest for those under age 15 and over age 24.
- Male 5063 cases
- Female 6259 cases and higher than the number for males
- 3007 cases for ages 15 to 19
- 4076 cases for ages 20 to 24 and the highest number for age
For syphilis we see males with a higher number of cases. We see a variety of numbers for various ages with the highest number for the highest age range of 30 to 44 followed by ages 20 to 24.
- Male 778 and higher numbers than for females
- Female 179
- 48 for ages 15 to 19
- 220 for ages 20 to 24
- 172 for ages 25 to 29
- 314 for ages 30 to 44 and the highest number at this age group
STI Testing Resources in Wyoming, MI
Fortunately, there are facilities in your city and area that can help you with STD education, testing, and treatment including the Planned Parenthood/Irwin Martin facility. This Planned Parenthood location is a place that can help you with STD education, testing, and treatment. The staff is trained to help you with your situation and the Irwin Martin facility offers STD testing, diagnosis, and treatment including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Additionally, they provide testing and diagnosis for HIV and testing, diagnosis, and treatment for bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, herpes, and trichomoniasis. STD prevention services include condoms, HPV (Gardasil) vaccines, hepatitis B vaccines, and STD/safer sex education. The facility tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia using a urine sample. If this test shows an infection, then you will get treatment and an explanation of how your partner can be treated. Rapid HIV testing is done by swabbing the inside of your mouth with results available in 20-40 minutes.
A hospital can also help help especially if you feel embarrassed going to Planned Parenthood/Irwin Martin. Remember also that you can go to a counsellor or nurse at a public high school such as Wyoming High School. Metro Health Hospital can help and could be an option if you are not comfortable going to a facility that works with STDs only. No one will know why you are at the Metro Health Hospital facility.
Consider also that you could go to an urgent care center such as MedExpress. One of the less talked about but highly used services of such a center is STD testing. Whether testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes, HIV, Syphilis or any other disease or condition, these STD screenings you can use to help you. You can find online reviews about these centers to help you decide to use one including a service in your city.
Your area also has the Pregnancy Resource Center that can help you with STI testing and treatment. They provide services for testing chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, syphilis, HIV, bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, genital warts, and herpes. They also dispense medication or provide a written prescription for most of the infections that they diagnose. If needed they will refer for specialty treatment.
This resource tests and treats sexually transmitted infections for all individuals regardless of age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and faith/religious beliefs. The services are confidential, evidence-based, and client focused. The people who work there are board certified professionals.
A service such as STD Test Express can also help. This service advertises to be confidential. They also provide doctor guided tests. You can visit a lab or get a house call with this service. You get results in three business days. You talk to a doctor after you get the results.
This service recognizes that when you are concerned about an STD it can be difficult and stressful to know which tests to get. This group tries to help with that and provide a recommendation. You can get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, syphilis and trich.
Better Sexual Health in Wyoming, MI
Whether you go to Planned Parenthood/Irwin Martin, a high school counsellor or nurse at an area high, an online service, or a clinic or hospital, you can find in your area information about STDs, testing, and treatment.
While STD rates are high in your city and area, help is available in your area in the way of testing and treatment that is confidential, discreet, compassionate, and effective. Consider how the staff at these facilities is trained to help someone like you, especially with the staff at Planned Parenthood/Irwin Martin or any other facility reminding you to check your health, improve it, and keep yourself healthy by always using a condom to practice safe sex.
Here are links to resources mentioned above.