STD Testing in Chula Vista, CA

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Chula Vista STD Testing Centers

Chula Vista'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 Chula Vista, CA

STD rates have been on the rise in Chula Vista and the greater San Diego County area. The most common STD reported in this area is chlamydia. In 2010, there were a total of 15,363 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 15,640 cases of chlamydia reported in the county.3 Gonorrhea cases have also increased in the same time frame. In 2010, there were a total of 2,023 cases of gonorrhea reported in San Diego County. In 2014, there were a total of 3,401 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county.4 Throughout California, syphilis cases have been rising. In 2010, there were a total of 280 cases of syphilis in Chula Vista and San Diego County. In 2014, that number had risen to 373 cases of syphilis reported.5

Between 2009 and 2011 there were a total of 808 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in San Diego County. HIV cases were most commonly reported in both the white and Hispanic communities within the county. Men were affected significantly more often than women. The greatest mode of transmission was in men who have sex with other men, which accounted for 79% of all cases reported. The second most common mode of transmission was through intravenous drug usage which accounted for 10% of all cases reported.6 The Center for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64. It further recommends that anyone unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should be tested once a year.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Chula Vista, CA

In Chula Vista, the school districts follow the state legislation which outlines the requirements for sexuality and sexual health education. California state law dictates that all sexual health curriculum include comprehensive instruction which with materials that are medically accurate and age-appropriate for all students between the ages of 7-12. This should include STD and HIV prevention education. Recently, a new state law has required that curriculum also include a focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent.8,9 This law is one of the first in the country to become part of a state's overall sexual education policy. This new approach to sexual health education is considered progressive and further educates both young students and young adults in the risks and potential consequences of sexual activity.

In Chula Vista and the greater San Diego 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, county and state. It is much more common in women although it is also present in men. Women account for 64.8% of all chlamydia cases reported in San Diego.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 should be tested regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests than all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.7

STDs and Demographics in Chula Vista, CA

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Chula Vista. In 2014, there were a total of 15,640 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. Of those cases, 10,134 cases were reported in women while 5,471 cases were reported in men. Women accounted for 64.8% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29.3 Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Chula Vista and San Diego County. In 2014, there were a total of 3,401 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Of those cases, 2,348 cases were reported in men while 1,026 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 69% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34.4

In Chula Vista and the entire state of California, syphilis cases have been increasing rapidly. In 2014, there were a total of 373 cases of syphilis reported in San Diego County. Of those cases, 354 cases were reported in men while 19 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 94.9% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.6 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for all sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The further recommend annual testing for any women who may be below the age of 25 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.7

Your Best San Diego, CA STD Testing Option

Chula Vista offers its residents a wide variety of entertainment resources, academics and sporting events. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD there are options in Chula Vista for you. 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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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Chula Vista and San Diego County
  • 2 Chula Vista, CA Info Page
  • 3 San Diego County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 San Diego County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 San Diego County Syphilis Report
  • 6 San Diego County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329