The city remains constant with the number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV since 2010. The rates remain around 19 per population of 100,000 new cases diagnosed each year as of 2016.
The county and city are looking at a rise in new cases of other STDs, including Chlamydia, Syphilis and early stage Gonorrhea. According to a 2018 report, the number of new Chlamydia cases is the fourth largest in the state while Gonorrhea cases are third and Syphilis is seventh in California. The number of Chlamydia cases are currently 504.4 per population of 100,000.
In 2018, the Los Angeles County Department of Health reports a steady rate of new HIV Cases with 1,949 new cases reported in 1,949 or 19 per population of 100,000.
Graham Florence has many public and private options in the area for STD testing, such as Central City Community Health Center and several private options with a variety of locations.
These testing centers are conveniently located throughout the city and county. For AIDS screening, UMMA Community Clinic offers screening and early testing options, and it’s centrally located just a couple of blocks from the freeway. Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, the Dorothy Hecht Health Center is easily accessed by public transportation.
Need help covering the costs of testing but need them done? Some of these clinics, doctor’s offices, and testing centers might offer free STD testing for low-income, qualified patients in the city and county area. However, not everyone qualifies for free services and testing. While not everyone qualifies for free testing, it’s worth asking about and requesting free testing services.