(SACRAMENTO.CBSLOCAL) — 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.
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The division of public health says STDs are spreading like wildfire in Sacramento, with chlamydia and gonorrhea considered an epidemic.