It’s important for Roseville residents to understand risks, prevention techniques, and what services are available. In 2017 over 300,000 cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis – the most commonly reported STDs – were diagnosed in the state.
Up to 80% of those infected with STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea show no signs of carrying the disease. The rate of chlamydia in 2018 was 933.7 cases per 100,000 people and the rate of gonorrhea reached 170 cases per 100,000. Congenital syphilis is on the rise, too. California rates 2nd in the nation for congenital syphilis, reporting 30 stillbirths in 2017 from the condition.
Stay safe and informed with regular testing and educational opportunities at a local facility.
Easily locate a testing center near you, such as the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte on Sunrise Avenue or WellSpace Health on Watt Avenue.
Events occur for nationally-recognized awareness efforts like National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, World AIDS Day on December 1st, and STD Awareness Month in April. These events include educational opportunities, counseling services, and free STD testing.
Free screenings, testing, and treatments are being rolled out among college campuses across the area in an effort to combat the reduction in funding for medical care.