What are the STI test options in East Los Angeles,CA?
East Los Angeles, California, like most of Los Angeles County, has an STD problem. In 2015, there were 48,170 people living with HIV or AIDS in Los Angeles County, with a prevalence rate of 568 per 100K people, above California’s rate of 376.
In 2017, Los Angeles County had 64,326 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 626.2. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 254.2 and 19.5.
Health officials say there are many factors for the high rates. They say that in some parts of Los Angeles, young people are fairly pessimistic about their future and, therefore, may be more careless regarding sex and other behaviors. Family physicians are being trained to ask teens about their sexual behavior when they come in for check-ups.
There is a Planned Parenthood on Whittier Blvd. They test for STIs and treat all of them except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. As in the rest of LA, there are some charitable organizations that provide free STD testing; at some of them, you may need to bring proof of your income to prove that you cannot pay. FPA Women’s Health offers STI screening and treatment.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.