CDC's new estimates show that there are about 20 million new infections in the United States each year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone. CDC estimates that half of all new STIs in the country occur among young men and women. CDC's new data suggest that there are more than 110 million total STIs among men and women across the nation.
In Michigan in 2013, 45,091 cases of chlamydia, 10,553 cases of gonorrhea, and 1,083 cases of syphilis were reported.
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) estimates that there are 21,300 persons currently living with HIV in the state of Michigan, of whom 16,750 were reported as of January 1, 2014. The HIV epidemic in Michigan: At the end of 2013, 16,750 persons were known to be living with HIV in Michigan, over half (54 percent) of whom had progressed to stage 3 HIV infection (AIDS). Currently, there are persons living with HIV in all but one county of the state.
Fighting STIs: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Prompt Treatment
STD/HIV prevention, education, counseling, and testing is an effective method in reducing the spread of disease. Abstaining from sex, reducing the number of sexual partners, and consistently and correctly using condoms are all effective STI prevention strategies. Safe, effective vaccines are also available to prevent HBV and some types of HPV that cause disease and cancer. And for all individuals who are sexually active - particularly young people - STI screening and prompt treatment (if infected) are critical to protect a person's health and prevent transmission to others.
Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties offers:
- Confidential STD counseling and Testing
- Anonymous and Confidential HIV Counseling and Testing
- Risk Assessments and Testing for HIV and Other Communicable Diseases
- Referrals to Other Programs, e.g. Alcohol & Other Drug Services, STD, Family Planning, Immunizations, Mental Health and Violence & Abuse Services
- Prevention and Risk Reduction Education Activities
- STD/HIV/AIDS Education Provided to High School students Upon Request
Call for an Appointment or Information:Escanaba Office: 906-786-4111
Menominee Office: 906-863-4451