STD Testing in Bakersfield, CA

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Bakersfield STD Testing Centers

Bakersfield's private testing facilities provide diagnostic testing for a variety of conditions, so other patients won't know the reason for your visit. Your test results will be kept private, and will be available to you quickly--usually in 3 business days or less.

STD Statistics in Bakersfield, CA

STD rates within the region have been rising over the past several years. In 2010, there were a total of 5,271 cases of chlamydia reported in Bakersfield and Kern County. In 2014, the number of reported cases had risen to 6,276.3 In 2010, there were a total of 970 cases of gonorrhea reported in Bakersfield and Kern County. By 2014, the number of reported cases had risen to 1,542 cases reported.4 The most significant rise in case rates was syphilis. In 2010, there were a total of 25 cases of syphilis reported in Bakersfield and Kern County. By 2014, that number had risen dramatically to 141 cases of syphilis reported in the area.5

The average amount of HIV cases among the Kern County population has also increased over the last several years. In 2008, there was an average of 62.5 cases of HIV reported per 100,000 residents. By 2013, that average had risen to 78.9 cases of HIV reported per 100,000 residents.6 The amount of newly diagnosed cases has gone down however.10 The Center for Disease Control believes that 1 in 5 people living with HIV is unaware of the infection. The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be testing regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests than all women with multiple partners (regardless of age) should also be tested. Any persons aged 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV and anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.8

STDs and Sexual Education in Bakersfield, CA

In Bakersfield, the guidelines for sexual health curriculum are very specific. They require comprehensive instruction on sexuality and sexual health education that includes medically accurate and age-appropriate material for students between the grades of 7 and 12. New state legislation also mandates curriculum to focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent. Known as Bill SB-695, this bill is one of the first in the nation to include theses issues as standards of sexual health education.8, 9 This mandate is a more progressive approach to sexual health education in the public school system than previous mandated curriculum. It stresses the importance of keeping students and young adults informed about the risks involved with sex and STDs. By educating at a young age the risks of sexual activity, future generations can be more prepared for sexual activity and its possible consequences.

In Bakersfield and the larger Kern County area, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the city and it is much more present in women. Women account for 61.1% of all chlamydia cases reported in the County.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be testing regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests than all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.7

STDs and Demographics in Bakersfield, CA

In 2014, there were a total of 6,276 cases of chlamydia reported in Bakersfield and Kern County. Of those cases, 3,838 were reported in women and 2,435 were reported in men. Women accounted for 61.1% of all chlamydia reported. The largest at-risk group were people between the ages of 15 and 29.3 In 2014, there were a total of 1,542 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Of those cases, 862 cases were reported in men and 680 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 56% of cases reported within the area. The largest at-risk group were people between the ages of 20 and 34.4 Syphilis cases have been reported more frequently in California over the past few years. In 2014, there were a total of 141 cases of syphilis reported in the county. Of those cases, 104 cases were reported in men while 37 were reported in women. Men accounted for 73.8% of all cases reported in the area. The largest at-risk group were people over the age of 25.5

The CDC currently recommends annual screenings for chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea in all sexually active gay men, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. Annual gonorrhea screenings for all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection are also recommended.7

Your Bakersfield, CA Testing Option

While enjoying the festivals and nightlife of Bakersfield, remember there are options for you if you are concerned about STD exposure. Getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. All it takes is to answer a few brief medical questions to see which tests our doctors recommend. From there you can pick a lab to visit from a national network of locations throughout your area. Sample collection often takes less than 30 minutes and your results are usually back within 3 business days or less. Our medical staff is available to answer any questions you have and prescription services are available if medically appropriate and allowed by state law. It is just that simple to go and get tested today. If available in your area, In-Home Collection even allows you to be tested at home, work or another location of your choice.

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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts - Bakersfield and Kern County
  • 2 Bakersfield, CA Information Page
  • 3 Kern County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Kern County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Kern County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Kern County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC STD and HIV screening fact sheet
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329
  • 10 California HIV Surveillance Report - 2013