What are the STI test options in Watsonville,CA?
In Santa Cruz County, there is currently a rate of 526 people 100,000 people living with HIV, with 130 people newly diagnosed in 2016 alone. The state of California has one of the highest instances of HIV in the country with over 132,000 people living with the disease in 2016, making Watsonville a high-risk area.
California has some of the highest rates of HIV in the US, therefore Californian health officials urge those in high-risk demographics and those with new or multiple sexual partners to seek regular STD checks.
California is often considered the most at-risk state for HIV infection, which makes Santa Cruz County and Watsonville high-risk areas. In Santa Cruz County the demographics most at risk of contracting HIV are CIS gendered men and those aged between 44 and 59.
Health officials in Santa Cruz and Watsonville have implemented a number of campaigns such as free and anonymous STD testing and free condoms in an attempt to try and combat the disease and the related health implications that it can cause.
Whilst HIV is on the rise in some communities within Santa Cruz County, it is usually treatable and no longer a death sentence due to modern medicine. Therefore, there are a number of public testing centers in the Watsonville area including Salud Para La Gente, Encompass Community Services, and Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (Watsonville Health Center). There are also a number of private clinics available locally.
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