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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County’s health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that won’t cost users a penny.
The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new online program will hopefully get more people to get tested.
“We definitely need all the help we can get,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye.
The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic.
“Many people who have STDs do not have symptoms. So they would not know otherwise, unless they do the testing,” said Kasirye.
STD tests can be costly and uncomfortable for some. So now the county is offering in-home tests for women, which are paid for by the state.
“More like a swab…
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