The STI rate in Placer County has skyrocketed in recent years, despite being among California counties with relatively fewer incidences. The situation can potentially explode if further prevention efforts are not made.
According to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Placer County recorded a 27.3% increase in HIV incidences in 2012-2016, from 172 cases with a rate of 69.0 to 219 cases with an occurrence rate of 57.0.
Over the same period, the number of chlamydia infections also steadily rose in the county. In 2012, there were 765 confirmed cases of chlamydia. The rate was 212.0. However, in 2016, the count rose to 962 cases with a rate of 256.3.
To cater for the disproportionately affected groups, the Partnering and Communicating Together (PACT) was established. Members of PACT usually organize awareness programs that promote testing, treatment, and care retention for excessively burdened groups like senior American citizens.
If you’d like to know your HIV/STD status, you can go and get tested in one of the locally accessible clinics. For instance, you can head to the County of Placer Health & Human Services Department HIV clinic located along B Ave, Auburn.
You can visit other alternative centers in Roseville like the Sierra Pregnancy & Health Clinic that lies on Coloma Way and the Planned Parenthood Health Clinic nestled at 729 Sunrise Ave.
Even though nearby health facilities may render low-cost or free STD testing and screening within and near Granite Bay, some of the clinics might delay releasing results for several days and they may limit you only a single mode of payment. Furthermore, you may have to satisfy income eligibility to access the services.