STD Testing in Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles STD Testing Centers

Los Angeles' 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 Los Angeles, CA

STD rates in Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2010, there were a total of 47,628 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 54,363 cases of chlamydia reported.3 Gonorrhea cases have been increasing as well. In 2010, there were a total of 10,022 cases of gonorrhea reported in Los Angeles County. In 2014, there were a total of 15,135 cases of gonorrhea reported.4 Throughout all of California, syphilis rates have been rising. In 2010, there were a total of 690 cases of syphilis reported in Los Angeles County. In 2014, there were a total of 1,192 cases of syphilis reported.5

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have been steadily decreasing over the past several years. In 2009, there were 2,217 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Los Angeles County. In 2013, there were 1,268 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. Men account for 90.2% of all newly diagnosed cases. HIV was most common in people between the ages of 30 and 39. The most common mode of transmission for HIV was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 77% 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 64.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Los Angeles, CA

Sexuality and sexual health education legislation in California is very specific. Los Angeles follows all state guidelines. It requires a comprehensive curriculum which includes medically accurate and age-appropriate material for students grades 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 Los Angeles County, 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 Los Angeles, CA

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Los Angeles. In 2014, there were a total of 54,363 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. Of those cases, 33,743 cases were reported in women while 20,531 were reported in men. Women accounted for 62.1% 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 Los Angeles County. In 2014, there were a total of 15,135 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Of those cases, 10,715 cases were reported in men while 4,397 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 70.8% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34.4 In Los Angeles and the entire state of California, syphilis cases have been increasing rapidly. In 2014, there were a total of 1,192 cases of syphilis reported in Los Angeles County. Of those cases, 1,139 cases were reported in men while 53 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 95.6% 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 Los Angeles, CA STD Testing Option

Los Angeles 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 L.A. 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 - Los Angeles and Los Angeles County
  • 2 Los Angeles, CA Info Page
  • 3 Los Angeles County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Los Angeles County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Los Angeles County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Los Angeles County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329