In Fresno County, where Kerman, CA, is located, HIV positive diagnoses increased from 1,627 incidents in 2017 to 1,654 new cases in 2018.
Primary and Secondary Syphilis incidents surged from 279 at a rate of 27.9 in 2017 to 198 at a prevalence of 19.6 per 100 000 residents in 2018.
Early Syphilis showcased a downward spiral of new infections. In 2017, 535 cases were happening at a rate of 53.5, and 2018 recorded 368 incidents, occurring at a rate of 36.4.
Gonorrhea registered a minute surge from 2,247 new incidents with an incidence rate of 224.7 per 100,000 people in 2017 to 2,250 positive cases in 2018 with an occurrence rate of 222.6 per 100,000 individuals.
Chlamydia cases were the highest but decreased from 7,171 new infections occurring at a rate of 717.0 per 100,000 individuals in 2017 to 7,140 positive incidents at a rate of 706.3 per 100,000 people.
Fresno County Department Of Public Health protects the sexual health of the individuals living in the Fresno area through its Immunization Program, offers Hepatitis A and B vaccination to residents. The clinic’s PrEP Assistance Program provides PrEP mediation assistance to uninsured and insured people at risk of contracting HIV.
Kerman, CA, has various STD testing and treatment clinics, including Saint Agnes Urgent Care Northwest, Planned Parenthood – Fulton Street Health Center, and Fresno County Department of Public Health.
Some of the setbacks found in free STD testing clinics include a lack of walk-in options, and results may come out after one or two weeks.