STD Testing in Modesto, CA

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Modesto STD Testing Centers

Modesto'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 Modesto, CA

STD cases reported in Modesto have been increasing over the past several years. The most commonly reported STD in Stanislaus County is chlamydia. In 2011, there were 1,888 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. By 2014, there were 2,281 cases of chlamydia reported. Chlamydia cases were most common among patients between the ages of 15 and 24.3 This increase is modest compared to the increases in both gonorrhea and syphilis reports. In 2011, there were 136 cases of gonorrhea reported and 31 cases of syphilis reported in the same area. By 2014, those numbers had grown significantly. In 2014, there were 788 cases of gonorrhea reported and 65 cases of syphilis reported in Stanislaus County. Both gonorrhea and syphilis cases were most common in people between the ages of 24 and 44.4, 5

HIV cases have also been on the rise although in a much more modest amount. In 2011, there were 124 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Stanislaus County. In 2015, there were 178 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the same area. In California, male patients account for 86.7% of all newly diagnosed HIV cases.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.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Modesto, CA

In California, the guidelines for sexual health curriculum are very specific. They require comprehensive instruction on sexuality and sexual health education that includes medically accurate and age-appropriate material for students between the ages of 7 and 12. New state legislation also mandates curriculum to focus 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 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 Modesto, 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 and it is much more present in women. Women account for 72.2% of all chlamydia cases reported in the County.6 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.7

STDs and Demographics in Modesto, CA

In Modesto, like in other cities, the most commonly reported STD is chlamydia with 2,281 cases reported in 2014. Of those cases, 1,647 were reported in women as opposed to the 629 cases reported in men. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The Hispanic community was the racial/ethnic group most affected by chlamydia according to 2014 reports. The Hispanic community accounted for 30% of all cases reported through the state.

There were 788 cases of gonorrhea reported in Modesto and Stanislaus County in 2014. Of those cases, 443 cases were found in men while 344 were found in women. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29. Based on reports, it was found that both the white community and the Hispanic community each account for about 30% of overall reported cases making them the highest at-risk groups for gonorrhea in the area.4

Syphilis cases have been rising in Stanislaus County. In 2011, there were 31 cases. By 2014, that number rose to 65. Of those 65 cases, 50 were reportedly found in male patients while the remaining 15 were found in female patients. Syphilis was most commonly found to affect people over the age of 24.5 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.7

Your Modesto, CA STD Testing Option

While enjoying the vibrant lifestyle of living in Modesto, remember 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 - Modesto and Stanislaus County
  • 2 Modesto, CA Information Page
  • 3 Stanislaus County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Stanislaus County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Stanislaus County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Stanislaus County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329