STDs cases in Kern County, CA, hit a record high, with Chlamydia rates being the highest among women. Wasco, CA was no exception; a significant number of gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases were recorded in 2017.
According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 300,000 chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases were reported in 2017. Kern County ranked third in the state with 6,344 cases recorded.
People aged between 15 and 24 years are the most affected by chlamydia and syphilis. This scenario was because they lacked awareness of this menace.
A shocking revelation shows that chlamydia infections were four times more in young blacks than their white counterparts. HIV/ AIDS was also prevalent among young people between the age of 20 to 29 and its increasing at an alarming rate.
Kern County Department of Health is spearheading the fight against STDs by enrolling “Know Your Risk” campaign to create STI awareness especially among young people.
Health Department in Wasco program ensures that the people of Wasco, CA, have access to cheap screening, testing, treatment, and counseling.
Importantly, they are ensuring that the infected and their partners are treated to reduce the rate of spreading.
When in Wasco, CA, you may receive STD test in services at Kern County Department of Health Clinic, which is located at Mt Vernon Avenue in California. You may also receive STD testing services at an affordable price at Delano Regional Medical Center, which is along 7th Street in Wasco.
The region also has several free STD testing centers.
The disadvantage of these clinics is that they test for fewer infections, like HIV only. Importantly, Some of them may not prescribe treatment to infected persons.