What are the STI test options in Bakersfield,CA?
California is experiencing steadily climbing STD rates, indicative of the epidemic facing the nation. Rates of infection are at their highest increases in almost two decades, despite living at a time when safety practices and information dissemination should be higher than the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases.
Know your risk, get tested, and stay safe so you and your partner can enjoy long and healthy lives.
The most commonly reported STDs across the nation are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. In California, chlamydia and gonorrhea take the lead in reported cases. The rate of chlamydia in 2017 was 55.2 cases per 100,000 residents, while the rate of gonorrhea reached 190.3 cases per 100,000 residents. That means California witnessed a 9% increase from the prior year for chlamydia and a 16% increase for gonorrhea.
What does this mean for you? In 2017 over 300,000 cases of the most common sexually transmitted diseases – syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia combined – were reported across the state. Across the years, the collected data shows a 45% increase from 2013 to 2017.
The city of Bakersfield has many options: from Planned Parenthood Mar Monte located on 16th Street, to Community Action Partnership of Kern on 19th Street, and the Clinica Sierra Vista on 1st Street. The state also allows partner treatment, meaning a physician can prescribe medication for both the person they examine and their partner.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.