Sexually transmitted diseases and infection has been on the rise in Arrowhead, California. There has been a spike of new diagnosis from 2015 to 2017 primarily in gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis STDS.
According to a survey done by the California Department of Public Health, reported 13,200 new cases of chlamydia, about 4,000 in gonorrhea and 450 in syphilis in 2017. People of African-American origin were hardest hit with over 70%, followed by the Whites at about 18% while Hispanic and other races recording fewer cases.
The report further established women as the most vulnerable gender. The young women of 15 to 24 years accounted for an estimated 60% of the new diagnosis. Bad influence from peers and media, engaging early in sex and irresponsible behavior were some pointers to these statistics.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in conjunction with the California County Department of Public Health have operational initiatives for STD prevention and management. The programs seek to enlighten people of STD and STI scourge, avail science-based medication, offer support and care services.
San Bernardino Clinic along 606 E Mill Street, Redlands Health Center on 800 E Lugonia Avenue and San Bernardino Health Center on 1873 Commercenter W, are some of the clinics that offer STD screening and testing services.
There are also some local clinics that may offer free STD screening and Testing in Arrowhead, California. Although this may be an alluring offer, the test may be limited to STD tests and the results may take up to two weeks. Furthermore, you might not able to consult doctors on site since they may be attending to a large crowd.