South San Jose Hills, CA, a community in Los Angeles County, is experiencing an STD outbreak.
There were 17,611 gonorrhea diagnoses in 2015, and in 2017, it had 26,108 new infections or the fifth-highest rate in the state.
In 2015, the county reported 1,594 primary and secondary syphilis cases, and two years later, in 2017, there were 1,998 new diagnoses or the 11th ranking county in the state.
Chlamydia infections are also increasing with 57,134 in 2015, and 64,326 in 2017, or the 10th-highest number of new diagnoses in 2017.
Health officials in Los Angeles County are concerned about the growing number of new STD diagnoses and are asking sexually active individuals to get regular STI screenings to help reduce the spread of these diseases.
There are dozens of locations in and around South San Jose Hills that offer comprehensive STD testing. Many facilities provide treatment and follow-up care.
The East Valley Community Health Center operates the West Covina Clinic at the corner of S Glendora Ave and Valinda Ave. This site is located on a public bus route.
Another option for STI services is the AltaMed Medical Group’s West Corvina clinic on Sunset Ave. The facility has an on-site pharmacy.
The Central City Community Health Center also offers screenings at the La Puente Health Center on Amar Rd.
Some clinics might offer free STD testing. These locations may not include comprehensive screenings and might ask for proof of income. Additionally, the center may not have convenient appointment times.