Carson, CA has seen a steady rise in STD infections in recent years, particularly relating to syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. This rise is not unusual compared to other statistics in the region, but it is something that that citizens of Carson should be informed about.
In 2016, there were 160 reported cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people in Carson. Additionally, cases of primary, secondary and early latent syphilis have been reported in the area.
According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s HIV Surveillance System, there were approximately 246.6 people living with HIV in Carson per 100,000 people in 2016.
If you are concerned about the growing rate of STD infections in your area, there are plenty of resources available to you to help you stay informed about your own health.
Whether you decide to visit a public or private testing facility, there are plenty of accessible available options to you in Carson, like the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health STD Clinic at Torrance Health Center, the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services clinic at Wilmington Health Center, and nonprofits like the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) at South Bay Family Healthcare Center. Some locations may offer free STD testing, but please note that certain financial or health criteria must sometimes need to be met in order to qualify.
There are various private options available for STD testing too, that are also located right in the center of Carson, including two on S Vermont Ave. Plenty of parking lots are available in the area, with free parking located at many of the testing locations. For those who need to utilize public transportation, there are plenty of bus routes that pass by various public clinics.