Cameron Park is a census-designated city in El Dorado County. The county’s health report indicated a fluctuating trend in the number of new HIV infections. Four cases were recorded in 2014 and increased to 7 new infections in 2015. The figures reduced again in 2016 to four cases recorded at a rate of 2.2 in every 100,000 individuals.
Public health professionals at the El Dorado County Public Health Department also observed that the number of new Chlamydia infections exhibited a wavy trend between 2016 and 2018.
For instance, in 2016, there were 444 new Chlamydia cases at 240.9 per 100,000, and an increase was noted in 2017, which had 451 cases at a rate of 241.8 in every population of 100,000. In 2018, the numbers slightly dropped to 447 in every 100,000 persons.
That aside, they realized that the rate of Gonorrhea infections was steadily decreasing by comparing data from 2017 and 2018. There were 105 cases in 2017 as opposed to 2018’s 94 diagnoses.
Moreover, the number of Syphilis cases had doubled between 2015 and 2016, whereby there were three new infections at a rate of 1.6 per 100,000 in 2016, and six new cases in 2016 were recorded at a rate of 3.3 in every 100,000 persons.
Public health service providers have been using online resources and traditional sensitization techniques to advocate for the HIV/STD testing of vulnerable persons, such as men who have sex with men and individuals with multiple sex partners. This way, such persons can gain access to treatment and community-based prevention measures.
There are various clinics that you may visit to receive HIV/STD testing and treatment options. They include the El Dorado County Community Health Centers Cameron Park Office, Shingle Springs Health and Wellness Center, and the Cameron Park Counseling Center.
Sadly, some clinics may require you to register as a patient, while others may fail to provide low-cost or free STD testing on a walk-in basis.