STDs are a serious problem throughout Ventura County, and as the seat of the county, the city of San Buenaventura, CA is no exception.
The statistics are alarming: between 2013 and 2017 in Ventura County, the reported cases of both syphilis and gonorrhea increased by more than 100 percent. There was also an increase in the rate of chlamydia, although the increase of this particular sexually transmitted disease was not as drastic.
As far as HIV/AIDS is concerned, the same county public health data showed that cases nearly doubled in 2017.
Despite widespread condom distribution and public health campaigns, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and HIV/AIDS are on the rise in Ventura, CA.
Fortunately, there are a variety of public and private health testing facilities in Sanbuenaventura, CA. some of which are only a short walking distance from Marion Cannon Park.
These include non-profits such as Planned Parenthood that offer diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of STDs, including (but not limited to) bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, herpes, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. It should be noted, that not all of the services will be free, although most are likely to be covered by your insurance.
At any rate, the staff at these facilities are kind and compassionate, and will gladly refer you to other free STD testing and treatment centers in Ventura. There are also two county public health clinics that may be able to offer free STD testing and counselling in neighboring Oxnard, CA, if it isn’t too inconvenient to make the short trip.