STD Testing in Chico, CA
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Chico STD Testing Centers
Chico'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.
670 Rio Lindo AvenueSuite 500Chico, CA 95926Hours: MON-FRI 7:00A-5:00PM SAT 7:00AM-NOON
250 Cohasset RoadSuite 20Chico, CA 95926Hours: MON-FRI 6:30AM-4:00PM
101 Raley BoulevardSuite 100Chico, CA 95928Hours: MON-FRI 7:00AM-4:00PM
STD Statistics in Chico, CA
In Chico and greater Butte County, sexually transmitted diseases have been increasing over the past five years according to the California Department of Public Health. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Butte County and the reports are growing steadily. In 2010 there were 802 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. By 2014, that number had increased to 1,081.4 The largest growth in reported cases in Butte County belongs to gonorrhea. In 2010 there were a mere 61 cases reported throughout the county compared to the 302 cases reported in 2014.5 This account for a 495% growth in reported cases of gonorrhea in the county. Syphilis cases were non-existent in 2010 as zero cases were reported. Those reports have surfaced though with 6 cases have been reported between 2011 and 2014.6
While HIV cases in Butte County have remained relatively the same with 6 cases reported in 2011 and only 8 cases reported in 2014, there is still a need for testing. In the county, there are 374 cases of HIV/AIDS. That number only includes those patients that are tested and are then diagnosed. The County Health Department believes that one in five persons living with HIV in Butte County are unaware of the infection. This is prompting a larger need for HIV testing in the area.3
STDs and Sexual Education in Chico, CA
California has been making many strides to improve its sexual health curriculum at a state legislative level. State legislation has recently added clauses to include curriculum that focuses on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety, and consent.7 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.
California State already offered comprehensive sexual health education which included medically accurate and age-appropriate sexual health education for students aged 7 - 12.8 This mandate is largely considered a very progressive approach to sexual health education in the public school system. It stresses the importance of keeping youth 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.
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 any persons who have unsafe sex or share injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.9
STDs and Demographics in Chico, CA
In the state of California, chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD. There were 174,557 cases of chlamydia reported in 2014 statewide. 57% of those cases were reported in patients between the ages of 15 and 24. In Chico and the greater Butte County area, there were 1,081 cases of chlamydia reported. In 2014, Butte County reported 751 cases of chlamydia in women as opposed to 325 in men. Additionally, 562 cases of chlamydia reported in Butte County were in patients between the ages of 15 and 24. While slightly lower than the statewide reporting, over half of cases fall within that age group in the county.4, 10
Reports of gonorrhea in the state of California reached a total of 44,974. Of those cases, 39% were in patients between the ages of 15 and 24. Of the 302 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county, rates of reported infection were more common in men although the rates between genders are still very close. 154 cases were reported in men in Butte county as opposed to the 147 cases reported in women. 35.7% of all reported cases of gonorrhea were reported in patients between the ages of 15 and 24.5,10
The Butte County Public Health Department has programs to help prevent the spread of STDs. The urge all sexually active residents to practice safe sex and even include a free condom finder application on their website. The Butte County Public Health Department also offers testing options through their STD clinic located in Chico, CA.10
Your Best Chico STD Testing Option
Whether you are in Chico as a student at California State University or a resident looking to enjoy the city and all of its wonderful culture, 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 our vast 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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- 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts - Chico and Butte County
- 2 City of Chico - About the City
- 3 Butte County HIV Stats and Fact Sheet
- 4 CDPH Chlamydia Fact Sheet (2014)
- 5 CDPH Gonorrhea Fact Sheet (2014)
- 6 CDPH Syphilis Fact Sheet (2014)
- 7 California State Senate Bill 695
- 8 California State Senate Bill 329
- 9 CDC Screening Recommendations
- 10 Butte County Health Department