What are the STI test options in Rohnert Park,CA?
Rohnert Park is a small city in Sonoma county where sexually transmitted diseases have spiked in recent years, particularly amongst homeless people. Especially syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea are becoming increasingly problematic.
From 2013 to 2018, the amount of syphilis cases increased by 460%. Chlamydia and gonorrhoea have also become significantly more prevalent. From 2008 to 2016, the amount of chlamydia cases rose from 910 to 1893 and the amount of gonorrhoea cases from 69 to 554. Luckily, the spread of HIV has declined.
Syphilis can invade the nervous system, causing – amongst other things – altered behaviour, dementia, and paralysis. This is called “neurosyphilis”. It can also invade the eyes, causing ocular syphilis. This can occur during any stage of infection.
Thankfully, there are a number of public and private testing centers available to people in Rohnert Park. Examples of public options are Rohnert Park clinic on 5900 State Farm Dr and Petaluma Health Center on 1179 N McDowell Blvd. These clinics both provide HIV testing and PrEP for free for HIV patients.
Other clinics include Roselands Pediatrics (only serves people up to 19-years old) on Stony Point Rd, the Southwest Community Health Center on Lombardi Ct, and the Brookwood Health Center on Sonoma Ave. Brookwood Health Center also serves homeless people and people who need drop-in appointments.
In case of financial struggles, there may be free STD testing available. These tests may not be comprehensive however, and results may not be immediate. Next to this, eligibility is often dependent on income.
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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.