Statistics indicate that there’s a continual increase in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Woodland, CA. According to a report given in April 2016, cases of chlamydia continues to rise with 815 cases reported in 2015 compared to the 727 cases in 2015.
The cases of syphilis (primary, secondary, and latent stages) also increased significantly over 2014. Notably, chlamydia was rampant in the late teenage and early adulthood groups. On the other hand, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis came out rampantly amongst the young adults of the late twenties, and early thirties age groups.
By 2015, over twice as many women were diagnosed with chlamydia compared to men. Majority of the cases were among heterosexuals (94% of the data cases were for both sex partners). 55% of the syphilis cases and 30% of the gonorrhea cases were among MSM- men who had sex with other men.
New STD diagnoses at alarmingly high levels in Woodland, CA has both the local and state health officials on alert, especially after reaching an all-time high in 2015. The public health of Yolo County have been working around the clock to reduce and completely eradicate the number of STD cases in Woodland, CA.
Planned Parenthood is a medical facility that you can consider when going for STD/HIV testing. You may receive an added advantage from their services if you are over 19 years with no insurance cover but still qualify for the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program. You hereby receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine freely.
Other public health facilities that you may receive confidential STDs testing includes the Woodland Health Center, CommuniCare Health Centers, and Community Medical Centers Incorporated.
Alternatively, you may receive STD testing in free testing centers. However, with the free tests, you may have to wait up to 2 weeks to receive your results. Meanwhile, your anxiety levels may rise.
Also, you may not receive the full confidentiality that you need. It is because many people may avail themselves for free services, and the end result is a compromise of privacy.