What are the STI test options in Saratoga,CA?
Saratoga is a city near San Jose in Santa Clara County, California. According to county data, the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV are 363.9, 100.9, and 184.9 for every 100,000 people.
All three diseases were found to disproportionately affect people of color and LGBTQ populations, according to the county. Chlamydia and gonorrhea were found to particularly impact people between the ages of 15 and 25.
Santa Clara County Public Health supports the spread of HIV and STDs through programs and initiatives like the U=U campaign that educates individuals that if it is undetectable then it is untransmittable and distributing free condoms.
They recently started the Getting to Zero campaign which focuses on Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, access to HIV care and treatments, STD and HIV testing, and the reduction of HIV stigma throughout the community.
There is an urgent care clinic in nearby San Jose on Hamilton Ave and another urgent care clinic in Los Gatos on Lark Ave. Also in San Jose, the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley has a clinic on O’Connor Dr and planned parenthood has a location on The Alameda.
Other options include the Stanford Teen and Young Adult Clinic on West Fremont Ave in Sunnyvale and The Crane Center county health clinic on Lenzen Ave in San Jose.
Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing, while others may depend on income and welfare eligibility. Services also may require an appointment or may have long wait times.