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Oakland STD Testing Centers

Oakland'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 Oakland, CA

STD rates in both Oakland and greater Alameda County have been increasing over the past few years. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the area. In 2011, there were 6,654 cases of chlamydia reported. By 2014, there were 7,018 cases of chlamydia reported.3 Gonorrhea has also risen in number of reports. In 2011, there were 1,508 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. By 2014, that number had risen to 2,279 cases of gonorrhea reported.4 Syphilis cases have also increased slightly in the county. In 2011, there a total of 139 cases of syphilis reported. By 2014, that number had risen to 146 cases of syphilis reported for the year.5

The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in Alameda County have actually decreased in the past few years. In 2009, there were 240 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in the county. By 2012, that number had lowered to 197 new cases of HIV. 84% of all newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2014, in Alameda County, were found in male patients. African-Americans account for 42% of all newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the same year, making them the largest group affected by the virus. Newly diagnosed cases also appeared much more often in people between the ages of 30 and 49. 50% of cases were in that age range.6 The Center for Disease Control recommends that all people over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once in their lives for HIV.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Oakland, CA

In Oakland, the mandates of sexuality and sexual health education are the same as the rest of the state of California. State legislature requires that all curriculum in California should include comprehensive education on both sexuality and sexual health. Lesson plans should include medically accurate and age-appropriate material for students aged 7-12. Recently, new state law also mandates all curriculum should also include a focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent.8, 9 California is one of the first states to include these additional elements to their sexual health education policy. It was designed to educate the youth and young adults on the risks and potential consequences of sexual activity.

In Oakland and Alameda County, 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 female patients. Women account for 62.3% of all chlamydia cases reported in Alameda County.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.7

STDs and Demographics in Oakland, CA

In Alameda County, like many other places, chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD. In 2014, there were 7,018 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. Of the 7,018 cases reported that year, 4,373 cases were found in female patients and the remaining 2,636 cases were found in male patients. Women accounted for 63.2% of all cases reported in Alameda County in 2014. Chlamydia appeared more commonly in people between the ages of 15 and 24.3

In 2014, there were 2,279 cases of gonorrhea reported in Alameda County. Of the 2,279 cases reported that year, 1,434 cases were found in male patients as opposed to 842 cases found in female patients. Men accounted for 62.9% of all cases reported in the county. Gonorrhea cases reported were much more common in people between the ages of 25 and 44.4

Syphilis cases have been rising throughout California over the past for years. In 2011, in Alameda County, there were 139 cases of syphilis reported. In 2104, there a total of 146 cases of syphilis reported. Syphilis is more common in men. Of the 146 cases reported in 2014, 133 cases were found in male patients as opposed to the 13 cases of female patients with the infection. People over the age of 35 were the largest age group with reported cases in 2014.5 The Center for Disease Control 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 Oakland, CA STD Testing Option

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Oakland 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 Quick Facts - Oakland and Alameda County
  • 2 Oakland, CA Information Page
  • 3 Alameda County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Alameda County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Alameda County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Alameda County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329