What are the STI test options in Norco,CA?
Norco, California is in a fight against widespread of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV among other sexually transmitted diseases. In 2000, the diseases recorded the historic low with syphilis close to being wiped out. However, 2015 STD report shows a historic rise in the infections over the 5 years with about 40% increase.
According to 2017, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data, indicated that there were 218,728 cases of chlamydia at the rate of 552.2, a 9% increase from 2016. The rate of gonorrhea was 190.3 cases with 75,372 cases, 165 increase and early syphilis cases report 13,719 at the rate of 34.6 cases per 100,000 people, an increase of 21%. Congenital syphilis cases were 283 up by 32%.
From the Data, 54% of the Chlamydia cases along with 33% of the gonorrhea cases were young people under the age of 25. Secondary syphilis was more common with 7,047 case compared to 6,672 cases with primary syphilis. African- Americans were over two times more infected than white people.
California Department of Health has mobilized its health officials to enlighten the public on STDs mode of transmission, symptoms and treatment. In the same vein they are also doing outreach programs that are community focused in order to effectively manage the diseases and possibly encourage people to get screened.
Norco Health Center located along 1860 Hamner avenue, RIVERSIDE County Family Care Centers- corona on 2813 S Main street and Arlanza Family Health Center are some of the public facilities that offer confidential and comprehensive screening services in Norco County.
Alternatively, other nearby medical facilities may provide free STD testing services. However, the provisions of the services may be limited to your income levels, and multiple payment methods might not be available. Moreover, doctor consultation might be an extra charge and the health facilities may be crowded during your time of visit.
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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.