Salida, CA is a community in Stanislaus County that’s battling an ever-growing STD outbreak. The area is seeing rising numbers across the board, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Stanislaus is a small county, but it’s still seeing higher numbers. In 2014, it had 617 chlamydia infections. Four years later, in 2018, the area reported 865 new cases.
Gonorrhea is another problem. In 2014, the county reported 769 diagnoses. In 2018, the same area listed 828 new infections.
Primary and secondary syphilis is also increasing quickly. In 2014, the area only had 76 new infections. In 2018, it reported 169.
County health officials in Salida are worried about the increasing STD numbers. To combat these preventable diseases, they’re asking all sexually active people to get regular STD testing and protect their loved ones.
Several clinics are available for comprehensive STD testing in the Salida area. Most sites include treatment and follow-up care with screenings.
One option is the Golden Valley Health Centers Modesto, Florida North on Florida Ave in Modesto. Another nearby site is the Golden Valley Health Centers Modesto Florida Suites Center on Florida Ave in Modesto.
STD services are available at the Planned Parenthood Mar Monte at the Modesto Health Center on McHenry Ave in Modesto.
Stanislaus Health Services Agency Paradise Medical Office is open on Paradise Road in Modesto.
You will see facilities offering free STD testing. These locations come with a few catches. Some places request proof of income, and you may have to wait a while for your results.