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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
According to reports, the three most common STDs in Folsom are chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. The CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report 2018 shows that Sacramento County, where Folsom is located, is ranked 15th in the nation for reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis, 17th for chlamydia, and 27th for gonorrhea.
In 2018, Sacramento County ranked fifth in the state for chlamydia infections. The county reported 11,645 cases of chlamydia, a 53% increase over the number disclosed in 2014. This corresponds to a rate of 758.7, compared to the state rate of 585.3, and the national rate of 539.9. Chlamydia disproportionately affects females, who accounted for about 65% of cases in the county in 2018. Among females, this disease has a rate of 968.1, compared to its rate among males of 532.4. However, males are reporting this disease at an increased rate. In 2014, 2,339 diagnoses were noted in males, and in 2018, that number increased to 4,020.
Sacramento County is seventh in the state and 27th in the nation for reported gonorrhea cases. This disease affects county residents at a rate of 250.1, which is considerably higher than the state rate of 200.3, and the national rate of 179.1. The majority of people who are diagnosed with this disease are male. In 2018, there were 3,838 reported cases, 1,668 in females and 2,151 in males. Those aged 20-29 are disproportionately affected, accounting for about 45% of the total number of published diagnoses in the state.
Syphilis is particularly prevalent in California, with the state ranking second in the nation for the number of reported primary and secondary syphilis cases. Statewide, this disease affects the population at a rate of 19.2, compared to the national rate of 10.8. Sacramento County is ranked 11th in the state for documented rates of primary and secondary syphilis. The rate of P&S syphilis is particularly high here at 27.2. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of reported cases in the county increased by 196%. Males account for the majority, making up 305 of the county’s 418 cases in 2018. However, the number of incidents in females is on the rise. In 2014, just eight of the county’s 141 cases, or 7%, were noted in females. In 2018, females accounted for 113, or 27%, of the county’s 418 documented cases.
In some cases, STDs produce painful or obvious symptoms, prompting the individual to seek testing and treatment. However, STDs often have no symptoms at all and can easily be overlooked. Unfortunately, STDs don’t go away on their own, and even STDs that don’t produce symptoms can cause permanent health problems. Left untreated, STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which commonly have no symptoms, can cause infertility, heart damage, congenital disabilities, and cancer. They also make the individual more susceptible to HIV. For anyone sexually active, regular STD testing is an important part of routine health care. The Folsom region is home to several free clinics that provide STD testing, making it easy to monitor your health regardless of your health insurance coverage or ability to pay for services.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in Folsom that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
Folsom Community Health Center is a community clinic that makes health care available to underserved populations, including those who don’t have health insurance coverage. The clinic provides a broad range of services, including medical care, dental care, mental health care, women’s health, and sexual health services. Its team of health experts provides comprehensive testing, treatment, and prevention services for patients and their partners. STD testing is available by scheduling an appointment over the phone or on a walk-in basis.
1710 Prairie City Road
Folsom, CA 95630
The Sexual Health Clinic, operated by the county’s Department of Health Services, is located in the Primary Care Center and provides healthcare services to residents of Sacramento County, including at-risk populations such as sex industry workers, HIV-positive individuals, people of color, and injection drug users and their partners. Some services that the clinic provides include chlamydia and gonorrhea testing, hepatitis C prevention and testing, general STD prevention and information, and outreach and prevention activities. The clinic is open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and prospective clients should call to schedule an appointment.
4600 Broadway, Suite 1300
Sacramento, CA 95820
Imani Clinic is a UC Davis student-run clinic that provides free healthcare services to people in the Folsom region, regardless of their ability to pay. It’s staffed by undergraduates who do intake, lab work, and create patient charts, and medical students who see patients under the supervision of one or two preceptor physicians. The clinic offers primary healthcare, including full physical exams, women’s health services, prescription refills, preventative medicine, birth control prescriptions, and HIV and STD testing. To request an appointment, clients should call the clinic directly.
2425 Alhambra Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817