There has been an increase in STIs reported in Los Angeles County in recent years. In particular, there has been a rise in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis between 2014 and 2016.
Based on the data provided by the LA County Department of Public Health, as of December 31, 2017, there were 51,438 persons living with a diagnosed HIV infection in Los Angeles.
HIV infection also remains a significant health concern in Huntington Park, with 441 residents per 100,000 living with HIV in 2016, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s 2017 HIV Surveillance Report.
The LA County Department of Public Health also reported that among persons with a new HIV diagnosis in 2016, 1,744 (89%) were male and 205 (11%) were female. A total of 41 new diagnoses were reported among people who identify as transgender.
South Central Family Health Center on South Central Avenue and the Northeast Community Clinic (Medical Alliance Center) are among the options you can consider for quick and confidential STD testing.
Other clinics in the area include the Hubert H Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center on Main St, the Estrada Courts AltaMed Center on South Concord St, and the Watts Health Center on South Compton Avenue.
If you are worried about your ability to pay for tests, some clinics offer free STD testing services, but you may experience longer queues or limited booking availability. Clinics in Huntington Park can charge fees on a sliding scale, but this might be dependent on your income or welfare eligibility.