STD Testing in Huntington Beach, CA

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Huntington Beach STD Testing Centers

Huntington Beach'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 Huntington Beach, CA

Since 2011, STD reports have been increasing in Huntington Beach and the greater Orange County area. Chlamydia remains the most commonly reported STD. In 2011, there were 7,926 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. By 2014, that number rose to 9,292 cases reported.3 The number of gonorrhea cases also grew. In 2011, there were 972 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, that number had increased to 1,796 cases reported.4 Syphilis cases have also risen in the same time period. In 2011, there were 66 cases of syphilis reported in all of Orange County. By 2014, that number more than tripled with 205 total cases of syphilis reported.5 Syphilis, HIV and chlamydia screening is recommended by the Center for Disease Control for all pregnant women. Gonorrhea testing is recommended for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.7

Between 2011 and 2014, HIV reports have gone down. There were 312 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in Orange County in 2011. In 2014, there were 261 newly diagnosed cases. The California Department of Public Health reports that the most at-risk group for HIV infection in Orange County is members of the black community of any age. The most common mode of transmission in the county is men who have sex with men. This was the most common mode of transmission across all ethnicities and age groups.5 The Center for Disease Control recommends that all men who have sex with men screen annually for chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea and recommends more frequent testing (every 3-6 months) for HIV.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Huntington Beach, CA

Sexuality education in California is very progressive. State legislation had already required a comprehensive sexuality and sexual health education which included medically accurate and age-appropriate curriculum for students aged 7-12. New state legislation has added clauses to include curriculum that focuses 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 largely considered a very progressive approach to sexual health education in the public school system. 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.

The rates of chlamydia in Huntington Beach and Orange County suggest that chlamydia is more prominent in women between the ages of 15 and 24.3 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. 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.7

STDs and Demographics in Huntington Beach, CA

There were a total of 1,796 cases of gonorrhea reported in Orange County in 2014. The number of gonorrhea cases in men far outweighed the number of cases in women. Men reported 1,206 cases opposed to the 587 reported by women. The most common age group reporting gonorrhea infection throughout California was people between the ages of 20 and 29. This was the same in Orange County as well. The Hispanic community was also the largest racial/ethnic group to report these cases.4

Syphilis rates also had higher reports in 2014 than in previous years. There were a total of 205 cases of syphilis reported in Orange County. Syphilis cases in men are drastically higher than in women. In 2014, 194 cases reported were infections found in men with only 11 found in women. In California the cases of syphilis are much more likely in people over the age of 35. This age group accounted for 57.9% of all reported syphilis cases. Both Hispanic and white men are more likely to report a syphilis infection than any other race/ethnic group based on the current data.5

The Center for Disease Control 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 Best Huntington Beach, CA STD Testing Option

Maybe you are in Huntington Beach on vacation and maybe you live there all year. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD there are options 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 - Fresno and Fresno County
  • 2 Huntington Beach, CA Info Page
  • 3 Orange County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Orange County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Orange County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Orange County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329