What are the STI test options in Laguna,CA?
There has been a remarkable hike of HIV infections in Orange County, the home to Laguna City, over the past three years. The infections rose from 285 at a rate of 9.1 in 2014 to a total 350 at a rate of 11.0 per 100,000 persons in 2016.
A drastic rise of Chlamydia infections was noted in the Orange County population over the past 3 years. From 9,291 infections in 2014, the number rapidly rose to 12, 866 at a rate of 404.7 per 100, 000 persons in 2016 with high rates of infections in the female population at a rate of 554.3.
The rate of Gonorrhea infections in the county was moderate. A steady increase of the infections was noted, nonetheless, from 1,798 at a rate of 57.3 in 2014 to 3,068 infections at a rate of 96.5 in 2016.
There were fewer syphilis infections among Laguna city residents. Only 555 infections at a rate of 17.5 were reported in 2016, which was a small increment from the previous 350 infections back in 2014.
The Orange County Department of Health has responded to the STD/HIV infections in the city by improving PrEP access in correctional settings, increasing Prep enrolment in STD clinics, and by enhancing sexual network analysis tools in the county.
There are several available health care facilities in Laguna City where residents can access STD/HIV services like Surfside Urgent Care of Laguna Beach and Planned Parenthood – Mission Viejo Health Center.
Residents could also consider clinics like Mission Hospital Laguna Beach or Hoag Family Medicine Laguna Beach.
Free STD/HIV testing services may be provided in some health care facilities; however, you might have to book an appointment since walk-in services are not always available. Also, remember to prepare for long queues that may be present as well.
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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.