Located in the central San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles County in sunny California, Baldwin Park has a population of approximately 76,402 people. While Los Angeles County is home to the famous Hollywood sign and the famous Renaissance Faire is held each year in Baldwin Park, the county is also known for something else.
There is a dark side to Los Angeles County that many people do not want to think about. It has the fourth highest rate of chlamydia and comes in third for gonorrhea. Not far behind is syphilis that comes in seventh in the state.
There were a total of 275,000 new cases of STDs reported in 2016 for the area. In 2016, a total of 1,949 residents were diagnosed as HIV positive in the county. Of those, 1,744, or 89 percent, were male and only about 11 percent, or 205, were female.
With about 1,200 patients per doctor in the Baldwin Park area, private and public health care clinics are becoming increasingly more important than ever before. From women’s health centers and urgent care facilities to health clinics for males and females of all ages, there are still plenty of places to visit to stay on top of your sexual health and care.
Many of these clinics offer free or inexpensive STD testing services for diseases, such as HIV, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia and even Hepatitis A. B and C but may not offer all of the tests at one clinic. Many free clinics are not completely free as there could be unforeseen charges for certain doctors or additional tests that may be needed.
Many private clinics offer STD screening for these diseases for yourself or your partner. Same-day testing is also available so you can have peace of mind or begin a treatment plan sooner rather than later. CAN Community Health (Broward House Clinic) offers a variety of STD testing for diseases, such as Chlamydia and Herpes while Compassionate Hearts Serving Hands Incorporated offers HIV screening through blood tests.