The rate of STDs in Montebello, California, has seen an overall increase from 2012. The majority of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) diagnoses in Montebello are concentrated among the young population aged 15 to 29 years.
In 2012, there were 51,231 cases of Chlamydia at a rate of 23 percent and in 2016 the number had increased to a rate of 572 translating to 58,545 cases per 100,000 persons
Gonorrhea rates in Montebello also increased from the year 2012 to 2016. 11, 909 cases were recorded in 2012 and in 2016, Montebello had the fifth highest rate of Gonorrhea in California state recording 22,071 cases. The rates were highest among those aged 20 to 29 years.
The total Syphilis rate increased from 2,264 cases in 2012 to 4,010 cases in 2016. The highest rates of Syphilis occurred among men aged 25 to 34 years and women aged 20 to 24 years.
The County Department of Health has adopted a community-based approach to encourage behavior change that mainly targets high-risk groups such as teens. Furthermore, there are interventions that attempt to change community norms that are done through mass media messages.
Los Angeles Christian Health Center, Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, and Promises Foundation Health Center provides quick, affordable, and convenient STD services to Montebello residents.
Free STI testing and low-cost treatment are offered in the above clinics but due to their limited number, many are forced to seek alternative treatment in more costly facilities.