The Contra Costa County Department of Health recent data indicates a rise in STDs in San Ramon City with men having significantly higher infection rates than women.
Since 1983, a total of 4,001 HIV cases have been reported in Contra Costa County. Of the 2,075 HIV cases reported in the year 2014, 82 percent were identified as men who have sex with men.
The rate of HIV new infections has remained stable during that period ranging between 8 and 10 new infections over 100,000 residents.
The number of Chlamydia infections increased from 1,737 cases in 1998 to 4,700 cases in 2015.
On the other hand, the rate of Gonorrhoea infections fluctuated between the years 1998 to 2011. 602 cases were reported in 1998 and by 2015 the number had increased to 1,300.
In 1998, only 1 case of Syphilis was reported, and since then the rate has been increasing steadily with approximately 140 cases of Syphilis being reported in 2015.
The Contra Costa Department of Health’s efforts to decrease STDs rates include encouraging residents to get tested regularly, following-up of infected individuals, and sexual education and awareness.
STD treatment and screening services can be accessed from some of the medical facilities available in San Ramon City.
San Ramon Health Center and San Ramon Regional Medical Center are among the medical facilities locals can visit.
Contra Costa County Health Services is also a great available option that’s just within the area you could consider.
Free STD testing services may be available in some clinics but you might have to pay based on a sliding pay scale.