What are the STI test options in Oakland,CA?
HIV diagnoses among young people are a worrying trend. There were 5,951 people living with HIV or AIDS in Alameda County at the end of 2016, with half of them over 50. However, of the 746 new diagnoses (most of them in Oakland) between 2014 and 2016, 37.4% were between the ages of 20 and 29 and 5% were teens.
In 2017, Alameda County had a syphilis indicator rate of 13.8 per 100K people. Congenital syphilis is a problem in all of California, with 30 stillbirths in 2017. Also in 2017, Alameda County had a chlamydia rate of 556.9 per 100K people and a gonorrhea rate of 217.6.
Health officials recommend regular testing, as many STDs can be cured by antibiotics but must be caught before complications set in.
The good news is that there are plenty of STD-testing clinics in Oakland, so it’s easy to find a location near you, and some of them provide low-cost or free STD testing. Planned Parenthood has two locations, in East and West Oakland, and provides STI testing and treatment on a sliding payment scale.
AIDS Project of the East Bay, located on Enterprise Way, offers rapid HIV and Hep C testing, and some locations of Out of the Closet thrift shop offer HIV testing. For a comprehensive STD test, try Golden Gate Community Health on MacArthur Blvd.
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