What are the STI test options in Riverside,CA?
Riverside County is at the forefront of a national epidemic. Based on reported diagnoses, over 250 sexually active persons receive a positive HIV test result each year. Over 9,000 people currently live with HIV or AIDS. Compared to 2015 data, chlamydia rates have decreased by 8% but gonorrhea rates have increased by 18%.
Primary and Secondary syphilis have witnessed a huge resurgence and increase, more than doubling in transmission rates, since 2012. On the plus side, rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are lower in Riverside County as compared to the California State averages.
Events are held for awareness efforts throughout the year including the National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, World AIDS Day on December 1st, and STD Awareness Month in April. Services include free STD testing, education, and counseling.
Programs available year-round in Riverside County include partner services, the Early Intervention Program, outreach programs, and counseling services.
So stay safe and informed with regular testing at a local facility. From Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Incorporated on Tibbetts Street to the Riverside County Family Care Centers location on Mission Boulevard, it’s easy to find a testing center with a location convenient for you.
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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.