Arden-Arcade, CA continues to face the pangs of rising cases of STDs as portrayed by Sacramento County statistics.
A health surveillance report by the California Department of Public Health indicated alarming rates of infections of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Between 2013 and 2017, the chlamydia cases rose by 136%; syphilis – 50%; and gonorrhea – 23%.
The reported percentage increase in the prevalence rates ranks Sacramento County as the region with the 6th highest rate of chlamydia in California, 8th highest for gonorrhea and 10th highest for syphilis.
Another HIV/AIDS Surveillance Annual Report by Sacramento County Health indicated that a total of 1,611 new HIV diagnoses had been recorded. Among these, 5.1% were deceased, while 94.9% were living with HIV.
The HIV/STD Prevention Program by Sacramento County Health focuses on curbing the spread of HIV and STDs through provision of medical screening services, training workshops, infection risk assessment. You can access the County Public Health Division clinic at 670 Micron Ave in Sacramento.
The One Community Medical clinic located on Ethan Way in Arden-Arcade may offer STD care services and HIV testing, as well as women’s health programs and pediatric care. Other alternatives include the WellSpace Health, Golden Rule Health Services located on Florin Rf, as well as Harm Reduction Services situated at 2800 Stockholm Blvd.
There are also several Planned Parenthood clinics in Sacramento that may offer STD care. They include clinics in 29th St, 10th St, and along Franklin Blvd.
Other clinics in the region may offer free STD testing services, however, it will not be a secret as other clients will know the reason for your visit.