July 27, 2022-- San Francisco, CA-- Testing.com, a trusted informational guide for medical lab testing and at-home screening, has named APEB among the top services for free or low-cost STD testing in San Francisco, California. This roundup of outstanding organizations is a part of a recent study on the increasing STD cases and efforts to foster awareness among residents.
APEB is ranked among the top 6 testing locations in the city. A CDC analysis shows that 20% of the U.S. population – approximately one in five people – had an STI on any given day in 2018. Between 2016 and 2020, cases of gonorrhea increased by 45 percent, while syphilis rates increased by 52 percent. In 2020, California ranked 7th for the highest rate of infection for primary and secondary Syphilis. In response to this public health crisis, the state of California has dedicated free resources to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Testing.com conducted the study to educate the public about the current health crisis and resources for testing and treatment options. To view the detailed report and complete list of best free STD testing locations, please visit https://www.testing.com/std-testing/san-francisco-ca/#section-10029-acf144.
ABOUT APEB Founded in 1983, AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) is the oldest AIDS Service Organization in the East Bay. APEB’s mission is to prevent new HIV infections and to support individuals living with the virus through programs prioritizing some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. The charity seeks to provide culturally sensitive, nonjudgmental, and essential services including HIV/HCV specialty healthcare, housing assistance, COVID-19/HIV/Hep-C testing and more. Learn more at www.apeb.org.
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