STD Testing in Long Beach, CA

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Long Beach STD Testing Centers

Long 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 Long Beach, CA

Chlamydia rates in Long Beach have been fairly consistent over the past few years. In 2011, there were 2,402 cases of chlamydia reported in the city. In 2014, that number had risen only a short amount to 2,422 cases.3 Other STDs have seen a larger rise in reports. Gonorrhea has risen a bit in the same time period. In 2011, there were 421 reported cases of gonorrhea in Long Beach. By 2014, reported cases had increased to a total of 685.4 Syphilis cases almost doubled in the same time period. In 2011, there 48 cases of syphilis reported in Long Beach. In 2014, the number of reported cases per year had reached 90. (5) All of these numbers reflect the current trends around Los Angeles County.7

Los Angeles County had more reported cases in 2014 of newly diagnosed HIV than any other county in California with 19,891 cases reported. Similarly, Long Beach had the most newly diagnosed cases of HIV of any city in the county with 1,579 cases reported. That account for 7.9% of all newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the greater Los Angeles County area. In California, it is far more common for HIV to be reported in male patients as opposed to female or transgendered patients. Male patients account for 86.7% of all newly diagnosed HIV cases in California.6 The Center for Disease Control recommends that all people over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 be tested at least once in their life for HIV. In addition, it is recommended that gay or bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing every 3 to 6 months.8

STDs and Sexual Education in Long Beach, CA

Sexuality and sexual health education legislation in California is very specific. It requires a comprehensive curriculum which includes medically accurate and age-appropriate material for students aged 7-12. Recently, legislation was introduced to include curriculum that also 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.9, 10 This mandate is considered 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 Long Beach, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 15 and 19 are the second largest group to report chlamydia or gonorrhea cases. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the city and it is much more present in women. Gonorrhea cases have been on the rise over the past several years.7 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.8

STDs and Demographics in Long Beach, CA

In Long Beach, the most commonly reported STD is chlamydia. In 2014, there were a total of 2,422 cases of chlamydia reported. Of those cases, 1,526 were reported in women and 885 cases were reported in men. The most cases were reported in patients between the ages of 15 and 29. The most at-risk race/ethnic group was in the Hispanic community which accounted for 30.3% of all chlamydia cases reported.3

2014 saw gonorrhea cases in Long Beach reach a new high with 685 cases reported. Of those 685 cases, 446 were reported in men and 227 were reported in women. Reported cases of gonorrhea showed up most commonly in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Gonorrhea cases showed up most in the Hispanic community which accounted for 26.3% of all cases reported. The second most affected group was the white community which accounted for 23.3% of all cases reported.4

Syphilis cases have nearly doubled over the past few years. In 2011, there were 48 syphilis cases reported in Long Beach. In 2014, that number rose to a total of 90 cases reported. Of those 90 cases, 88 were reportedly found in male patients while only 2 cases were found in female patients. Cases were most commonly reported in people between the ages of 25 and 44. The most at-risk racial/ethnic communities were the Hispanic community and the white community which each accounted for 36% of all cases reported.5 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.8

Your Best Long Beach, CA STD Testing Option

In Long Beach, whether you are taking in some art or making your way to the beach, 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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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts - Long Beach and Los Angeles County
  • 2 Long Beach, CA Information Page
  • 3 Los Angeles County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Los Angeles County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Los Angeles County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Long Beach HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 City of Long Beach STD Report - Live Well Long Beach
  • 8 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 10 California State Senate Bill 329