There are approximately 4,000 people currently living with HIV in Sacramento County and instances of Syphilis have risen by 300% since 2015. The state of California is reported to have the highest rate of HIV in the county and above average rates of other STDs, making Folsom and Sacramento County high-risk areas for STD contraction.
Out of the 58 Californian counties, Sacramento County has the sixth highest rate of Chlamidya and the number of Syphilis cases has recently increased by 40%. In Folsom, white males and those who engage in male-to-male sexual contact are the most at risk demographics for STD infection.
Health officials in Folsom and Sacramento County have released data that suggests that the frequency of STDs and HIV in the county has increased every year since 2013.
As a result of increasing rates of congenital syphilis and other STDs, health officials in Sacramento County and Folsom have implemented a number of initiatives such as testing for pregnant women and moms and increased focus on sexual education in schools.
Free STD testing is also sometimes available in public clinics, however, not everybody will qualify for treatment as there are often insurance and income requirements.
If you need to get an STD or HIV test some clinics to consider are Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (Roseville Health Center), WellSpace Health (Roseville Community Health Center), and Sacramento Life Center (Sac Valley Pregnancy Clinic). There are also a number of private clinics available locally.