What are the STI test options in Cerritos,CA?
In Cerritos, the prevalence of HIV is 52.2 cases per 100,000 people and for gonorrhea is 36.2 cases per 100,000 people whereas Los Angeles county presents 491.7 cases and 179.5 cases respectively. However, diagnosis for syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia has been increasing in recent years and California ranks third in the nation for rates of syphilis with gonorrhea and chlamydia not too far behind.
“In just the past five years, the number of gonorrhea cases in Los Angeles County doubled, with minorities suffering more than most.”
The Los Angeles County Health Department has created initiatives and programs to address sexually transmitted diseases particularly in high risk communities such as the poor and people-of-color. The programs range from education to social media advocacy and help promote awareness for campaigns on sexual health education, support distribution of free condoms, and encourage the reduction in discrimination against and stigmatization of groups that are at high risk for these infections.
While there are no free std clinics located within the city of Cerritos, there are other public testing centers in nearby cities. The closest is located in Whittier and other nearby options are in Compton and Torrance. The downside is that these services may require an appointment, hours and availability may not be consistent, results may not be immediate, or may have inconvenient and limited hours.
In addition, local community healthcare providers can help by assisting at risk groups in accessing prevention programs, testing, further referrals, and treatment services, including partner notification and treatment.
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