What are the STI test options in Benicia,CA?
For several years, the rate of STDs has been on the rise in Benicia, which is located in Solano County California. According to the county ranking report, Solano County reported 1,184 HIV cases of people diagnosed with HIV at a HIV prevalence of 345, whereby the county ranked 32 in the state.
2012 to 2016 saw an increase in Chlamydia cases by 13.3 percent, meaning the rate scaled from 502.6 to 547.6 in a population of 100,000. Gonorrhea cases doubled from 2012 to 2016, marking a 95.5 percent increase. The rate escalated from 85.5 to 160.6 cases in every 100,000 people.
Syphilis cases spiked from 5.5 to 9.7 in a population of 100,000 residents. That is an increase of 82.6 percent from 2012 to 2016. The age group that is profoundly affected is 20 to 24 with the African-Americans disproportionately affected by the three STDs.
“It’s important for people to know how to protect themselves from STDs, especially those that are sexually active.” Dr. Bela Matyas, Solano County Health Officer.
There are plenty of public and private clinics in Benicia City where you can get tested. Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing though you might experience long queues which means you may probably have to come back at a later date to pick your test result.
One of them is Contra Costa Health Services, Martinez Health Center, located at 2500 Alhambra Ave. You may also visit Contra Costa Public Health at 597 Center Ave Ste 200.
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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.