In San Mateo County, Redwood has one of the highest rates of Chlamydia, Syphilis, and HIV/AIDs infections. In San Mateo County, the demographics most at risk of contracting HIV are white males and those who engage in male-to-male sexual contact.
It is also reported that over 300 per 100,00 residents in Redwood were diagnosed with Chlamydia or Syphilis in 2016 and 230 of every 100,000 people in San Mateo County are living with HIV. This data indicates that Redwood residents are at a high risk of STD infection.
Redwood has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in San Mateo County, this has led health officials to strongly urge at-risk individuals to seek HIV and STD testing.
The number of cases of Syphilis, Chlamydia, HIV, and Gonnorhea is at a 25-year high in San Mateo County. Due to this worrying data health officials in San Mateo County and Redwood have developed an STD/HIV program to prevent sexually transmitted diseases from spreading further and to improve the quality of care patients receive.
Due to these increasing STD rates in the city, public testing centers in Redwood suggest that sexually active residents should seek regular STD tests. Some public clinics have introduced free STD testing, although for many of these centers you must be uninsured to qualify.
Private and public clinics are available in Redwood. Some examples of public clinics that you can choose from when considering getting tested include ACRC, San Mateo Medical Center (Sequoia Teen Wellness Center), and San Mateo Medical Center (Fair Oaks Clinic).