San Anselmo, CA is a city in Marin County, is fighting an STD outbreak that’s not showing signs of slowing down. It’s experiencing increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Chlamydia is going up fast. In 2014, the county listed 582 new diagnoses. Later, in 2018, it had 815.
Gonorrhea is another concern. The county had 84 cases in 2014. Four years later, in 2018, it more than doubled to 200 new diagnoses.
Syphilis is also on the rise. The area listed 20 early syphilis infections in 2014. In 2018, that number jumped to 27 new cases.
Public health officials in Marin County are concerned about the rising number of STDs and are asking all sexually active people to seek regular STD testing to protect themselves and their loved ones.
There are many locations near San Aselmo and in Marin County that provide comprehensive STD testing. Most clinics include treatment and follow-up care.
The Planned Parenthood Northern California at the San Rafael Health Center on H St. in San Rafael offers STI screenings.
Services are available at Ritter Health Center on Ritter St. in San Rafael.
Marin Community Clinics at the Larkspur Medical Clinic on Bon Air Rd. in Larkspur and San Rafael Campus Medical Clinic on Kerner Blvd. in San Rafael provides testing.
Some facilities in Marin County offer free STD testing. Before setting up an appointment, ask if they test for all STIs. No-cost clinics might charge for comprehensive screenings. Additionally, make sure proof of income isn’t required.