What are the STI test options in West Covina,CA?
West Covina, California is a suburb of Los Angeles, an STI hot spot, especially for HIV. In 2015, there were 48,170 people living with HIV or AIDS in Los Angeles County, with a prevalence rate of 568 per 100K people, far above California’s rate of 376.
Health officials say the biggest concern are the people out there who have not been tested. Once detected, HIV is treatable by PEP, and PrEP can be taken by an HIV-positive individual’s partner to lower the chances they’ll catch it. But that’s no excuse to stop using protection. PrEP doesn’t prevent other diseases.
In 2017, 64,326 people in Los Angeles County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 626.2 per 100K people, above California’s rate of 552.2. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 254.2 and 19.5.
FPA Women’s Health on Sunset Ave does STD testing, as does the East Valley Community Health Center on Glendora Ave, which also has a teen clinic. You can also be tested at the Azusa Way Family Medical Clinic on S Azusa Ave. You may be able to find free STD testing during STD Awareness Month or any awareness campaign.