LA County Providing Home Test Kits for STDs
|September 19, 2011||Posted by Kiwon Yoo under Blog||
In a bid to reduce the number of young women with chlamydia and gonorrhea, LA County officials will be deploying electronic kiosks to distribute home testing kits. According to Dr. Jonathan Fielding, Director of LA County’s Department of Public Health, the county leads the nation in the number of chlamydia cases and second in gonorrhea cases, with the highest concentration in South Los Angeles among young minority females.
The kiosks, managed and operated by health workers, will be cheaper and more discreet than clinic appointments, with test results available online or by phone.