In 2013, persons living with HIV infection in Ventura County, home to Camarillo City were 969 at a rate of 19.8 per 100,000 persons. In 2017, this figure had risen to 1,122 at a rate of 130.7. Additionally, persons newly diagnosed with HIV infections were 46 at a rate of 5.5 in 2013, and in 2017, they had increased to 71 at a rate of 8.3 per 100,000 residents.
There were a total of 2,350 Chlamydia infections at a rate of 298.9 in 2013. Four years later, in 2017, the number increased to 2,848 at a rate of 332.7. The infection rate was highest in the female population with 1,954 cases compared to 881 cases in the male population.
Gonorrhea cases reported among Ventura residents were 333 at a rate of 39.5 in 2013. This figure almost doubled to 715 at 83.5 in 2017 with the highest rate in the male population at 171.9 per 100,000 persons.
The Ventura County Department of Health has responded to the HIV/STDs infections by ensuring proper utilization of mobile testing units within the Camarillo City in order to reach clients in remote areas. Furthermore, it is also focusing on testing populations with the highest rate of infection, especially men who have sex with men and transgender individuals.
To get STD/HIV testing and treatment services in Camarillo City, you can visit some of the available health centers such as Camarillo State Hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, and Community Memorial Hospital.
Free STD testing and treatment is available in some health care facilities, however, most tests may not be comprehensive. Also, be prepared for long queues, since most people tend to visit the same facilities for testing.