Commerce, CA is a city in southeast Los Angeles County that’s experiencing the same STD outbreak as the rest of the area, and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
Chlamydia diagnoses are rising fast. In 2014, the county listed 33,729 new diagnoses, and in 2018 it had 39,478.
Gonorrhea cases are a concern for health officials. The Los Angeles area reported 15,132 in 2014. In 2018, the number nearly doubled to 27,333.
Syphilis cases are growing. In 2014, the area had 1,193 primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses, and in 2018 it listed 2,363.
Total Early syphilis is another problem. The county reported 2,675 in 2014, and four years later, in 2018, it more than doubled to 5,627.
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department is working diligently to reduce STD infections in the area through education and testing. Officials are asking all sexually active individuals to seek regular STD testing.
There are plenty of locations offering comprehensive STD testing in Commerce and throughout Los Angeles County. Most sites provide treatment and follow-up care at the same place.
Services are available at AltaMed Medical Group Commerce Location on E. Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles.
Another option is Planned Parenthood Los Angeles East Los Angeles Health Center on Whittier Blvd in Los Angeles.
Some facilities list free STD testing. Before scheduling an appointment at a no-cost clinic, ask how long it takes for results. A low-cost center may provide faster answers. Additionally, these sites might require proof of income for services.