In 2015, Kings County, where Hanford, CA is located, saw 596 cases of chlamydia, 172 cases of gonorrhea and 19 cases of syphilis. This is an increase from 524 cases of chlamydia and 148 cases of gonorrhea in 2014.
In 2016 there were 800 reported cases of chlamydia, 219 gonorrhea cases and 16 of syphilis.
In 2017 rates of growth for all three diseases seemed to be slower than other areas of the state, which was particularly the case with syphilis.
HIV prevalence is also below the state average of 363 per 100,000 population. At least according to figures available from 2010. The data reads that the number of people aged 13 years or over living with HIV is 216 out of a population of 150,101, which is a rate of 177.
The stigma of living with HIV has been notable in Hanford, CA’s Kings County, however, which has stopped people becoming aware of the dangers of contracting it.
“Kings County is seeing more cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis especially among 20 to 30-year-olds. They often engage in unprotected sexual intercourse, which is a problem.”
Residents of Hanford, CA will find many clinics in their neighborhood that will administer STD and HIV screenings such as Urgent Care of Hanford, Central Valley Community Care and Contemporary Family Practice.
Other clinics are also relatively near including Kingsburg Urgent Care, Visalia Walk-In Medical Clinic and Sequoia Prompt Care.
Free STD testing may be available as well as treatment for the uninsured but upfront costs may apply.