The ever rising numbers of sexually transmitted diseases nationally is a major health in cognition of heavy funding in STD control and prevention. With over 2 million reported cases in the United States of America, California reported cases are about 2% of the total reported cases, slightly over 250,000.
According to the California STD Surveillance Report Fresno County, there were 6,492 cases of chlamydia ranked third among all counties in California, 2,000 cases of gonorrhea at position 5 and 390 cases of P&S syphilis at 2nd position out of which 51 cases were congenital syphilis. Pregnant women continue being a vulnerable group if STD are not detected early enough.
There has been over 40% increase in sexually transmitted diseases incidences since 2016. An increase that has been recorded in the fourth year consecutively. STDs spread is fast out spacing the Health Department ability to respond as people remain ignorant of their sexual health.
California State Department of Health calls for people to be more vigilant on their sexual relations to avoid the disease transmission. While healthcare providers may test and treat, the people are advised to engage in non-risky sexual behaviors and get tested regularly.
STD Testing is crucial in putting to an end STD prevalence in the region. A range of services are provided in a confidential and professional manner in public and private health centers. Some of the public facility you can visit for testing are Selma STD testing center on Ste 2 1122 Rose avenue.
These services are available in some local clinics that may offer free STD testing. However, these health facilities may determine your level of income and place of residency to render the services. Moreover, the clinics may not allow you to see doctors on the premises.