There has been a worrying increase in the number of STD cases in Orange County over the past several years. In 2017, 6,175 residents were found to be living with HIV/AIDS at a prevalence rate of 233 per 100,000 people.
The rate of Chlamydia in the County stood at 438.2 per 100,000 cases where 14,027 people were diagnosed with the disease. Females had the highest number of chlamydia cases with a rate of 555 per 100,000 cases, while males had a rate of 320 per 100,000 cases.
The rates of gonorrhea stood at 111.7, where males had the highest number with a rate of 145 per 100,000 cases. Syphilis rates were 11.5 per 100,000 people. These rates reflect the prevalence of the diseases in major county cities with Placentia playing a significant role.
Orange County’s Healthier Together is committed to ensuring that these numbers reduce through different programs. HIV/AIDS risk reduction interventions and projects safe are some of the programs developed to reduce HIV/AIDS and STD infections in the county.
There are quite a number of STD testing facilities. For instance, STD testing Placentia located on Yorba Linda Blvd Rd is among the many options available.
Planned Parenthood of Orange county Incorporated located in Lincoln Ste also offers great STD testing services. Here, you may even qualify for free STD testing under the state-funded program, however you have to be uninsured to qualify.
Other available testing options include Chest and Critical Care Consultants located in La Palma Avenue Ste.