Clovis, a suburb of Fresno and smack dab in The Golden State’s enormous Central Valley. Clovis is midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Like these two metropolitan burgs, the valley of Clovis suffers from vicious STD and STI transmission rates.
Since 2013 there has been a 45% increase in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis diagnosis, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). That is a spike of more than 300,000 new infections in that time. Fresno County is ranked 6th highest in the state of California for their chlamydia diagnoses. In 2013, 6,105 new cases were reported. That’s a rate of 636.5 per 100,000 people.
By 2017, those numbers had climbed to 7,180 cases and a rate of 718.1 per 100K. Rates of gonorrhea rose from 181.6 to 225.2 per 100,000.
Primary and secondary syphilis in Fresno more than doubled between 2013 and 2017. Placing Fresno 5th highest for syphilis in California with a rate of 27.8 per 100,000 compared to only 10.5 in 2013. Worse still, in 2017 alone there were over 30 stillbirths attributed to congenital syphilis in California. The highest it has been in nearly twenty-five years. Doctors in Fresno County are concerned that not enough of the public is being regularly tested, furthering the spread of virulent diseases.
If you’re in Clovis and looking to get tested, there are a few affordable options. Clovis Urgent Care is located over on Shaw Avenue. They take walk-ins and can diagnose and treat herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HPV. Or try Peachwood Medical Group over on West Herndon Avenue. For even more options and possibly to find free STD testing, head into Fresno. Fresno has a Planned Parenthood, an FPA Women’s Health, and an All About Care STD testing clinic.
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