What are the STI test options in Modesto,CA?
California is known for high STD rates, but that’s partly misinformation. Some of California’s largest cities have very high rates, but California is a big state with a lot of variety. Modesto is a California city with relatively low HIV rates.
In 2015, there were 558 people living with HIV or AIDS in Stanislaus County, with a prevalence rate of 130 per 100K people, well below California’s rate of 376.
But don’t get smug, Modesto. Your bacterial STD rates need some work. In 2017, 2,537 people were diagnosed with chlamydia in Stanislaus County, at a rate of 460 per 100K people. It’s under California’s rate of 552.2, but still needs to come down.
The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 139.6 and 21.9. For syphilis, Stanislaus County ranks 9th in the state. Health officials say that people have become lax about using protection.
Modesto has some STD-testing clinics that can help you. The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency provides STD testing in a few locations around Modesto. Planned Parenthood is located on McHenry Ave. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale.
FPA Women’s Health, on Coffee Rd, also does STD screening. Keep an eye on the community calendar to see if you can find free STD testing events, especially during STD Awareness Month.
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