What are the STI test options in Sacramento,CA?
California Department of Public Health said there was a 45% increase in 2017 for cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis compared to the previous five years in the city and surrounding metro areas.
Sacramento’s steadily climbing STD rates indicate a problem of epidemic proportions.
The rate of chlamydia in 2017 was 505.2 cases per 100,000 people, and gonorrhea reached 190.3 cases per 100,000. That was a 9% increase from the prior year for chlamydia and a 16% increase for rates of gonorrhea. The numbers have been steadily rising over the past four years.
The 2017 data shows an increase of 45% since 2013. Sacramento County ranked as the 6th in the state for chlamydia, the 8th highest for gonorrhea, and the 10th highest for primary and secondary syphilis cases.
Decreases in condom use, increases in partners, and ease of access to partners through social media and dating apps are being pointed to as causes for the STD epidemic. Reductions in public health funding are a problem. While some are lobbying for better funding measures in the state government, others are providing low cost services, condoms and free STD testing, though often only for HIV, to help combat the problem.
Sacramento offers many locations throughout the city with testing services and opportunities for furthering your knowledge to protect yourself and your partner. From WellSpace Health on J Street to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center on L Street, it’s easy to find a testing center that offers the services you want.
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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.