There are currently 81 per 100,000 people living with HIV in Rosemead. Statistics also show that there are 75 per 100,000 people living with either Syphilis or Gonorrhea in the city. This data is evidence to suggest that Rosemead residents are at risk of contracting STDs.
In Rosemead and Los Angeles County, the most at risk demographic for HIV contraction are white males. Additionally, African American women have a high risk of being infected with syphilis in comparison to other demographics.
Los Angeles County has seen a recent increase in the rates of sexually transmitted diseases among local residents, which has led Rosemead health officials to urge sexually active individuals to seek out regular STD testing.
The increase of HIV, Syphilis and Gonorrhea frequency in Rosemead and the high rates of syphilis within certain demographics have led health officials to promote sexual health education campaigns, offer free condom distribution, and increase awareness through prevention programs. These initiatives aim to encourage safe sex, educate residents, and reduce the stigma associated with having HIV or an STD.
Sexually active Rosemead residents are also urged by health officials to pursue regular STD tests at either public or private clinics. Public clinics now also sometimes offer free STD testing services, however, there are often income requirements necessary to qualify for STD treatment.
Centers that you can choose from in Rosemead are AltaMed Health Services Corporation (El Monte Clinic), Central City Community Health Center (El Monte Health Center), and Our Saviour Center (Cleaver Family Wellness Clinic).