What are the STI test options in La Verne,CA?
La Verne, CA, is not immune to the STD pandemic hitting various cities in California. The sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that have been reported in Los Angeles County include gonorrhoea, syphilis, HIV/AIDS, and chlamydia.
The health department in LA County in 2018 revealed that the STD rates in the county have been spiking. The period between 2013 and 2018 had seen gonorrhoea rates reported in the region double. Minorities accounted for most of the recorded gonorrheal infections.
According to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), Los Angeles had a chlamydia rate of 518 infections per 100,000 residents in 2012. The cases of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) reported in that year were 51,589.
One of the initiatives that fight the rapid transmission of STDs in La Verne is Spring into Love (SIL). It is spear-headed by youths who empower young people through teaching them about sexual and reproductive health, with the help of L.A. County health. Through the iniative, residents learn about how they can avoid contracting STDs.
There are many health clinics where you can get HIV/STD testing in LA County. Some of them include the Los Angeles County Health Department in Inglewood and the Torrance Public Health Center.
A few public clinics in the town may provide free STD testing services sometimes. However, the tests may be for a two or three select STDs. Also, you may not find a doctor on site and you may not access the doctor’s consultation.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.