STD Testing in Pasadena, CA

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Pasadena STD Testing Centers

Pasadena'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 Pasadena, CA

In Pasadena the most commonly reported STD is chlamydia. In 2011, there were 437 cases of chlamydia reported in Pasadena compared to the total of 50,332 cases of chlamydia reported in the whole of Los Angeles County. By 2014, the number of cases reported in Pasadena had decreased to 347 while the number of cases reported in Los Angeles County increased to 54,363.3 The amount of reported cases of syphilis also decreased in that time. In 2011, there were 7 cases of syphilis reported in Pasadena. By 2014, there were 4 new cases of syphilis reported.6 In that time, gonorrhea cases did increase in both Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles County area. In 2011, there were 57 cases of gonorrhea in Pasadena and 10,088 cases of gonorrhea reported in Los Angeles County. By 2014, there were 76 cases reported in Pasadena and 15,135 cases reported in Los Angeles County.4

The number of people living with HIV also increased over the past several years. In 2008, there were 429 people in Pasadena living with HIV. By 2012, that number increased to 473. In 2008, there were 34 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Pasadena. In 2012, there were 23 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. 90.2% of new infections were among men who sex with other men.6, 9 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.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Pasadena, CA

Pasadena follows all current state laws which determine the guidelines for sexual health education in their schools. In California, it required that all school districts teach a sexuality and sexual health curriculum that includes comprehensive instruction with materials that are medically accurate and age-appropriate for all students between the ages of 7 and 12. New state legislation also requires that current curriculum add a focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent.8, 9California is one of the first states to include these additional elements to their sexual health education policy. This new approach to sexual health education is considered progressive and further educates both young students and young adults in the risks and potential consequences of sexual activity.

In Pasadena and Los Angeles 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 women although it is also present in men. Women account for 68.8% of all chlamydia cases reported in Pasadena.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 Pasadena, CA

Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in Pasadena and Los Angeles County. In 2014, there were 347 cases of chlamydia reported in Pasadena. Of those cases, 239 were reported in women as opposed to the 106 cases reported in men. Women accounted for 68.8% of all cases reported in the city. This is slightly higher than the 62.1% of women affected in the greater Los Angeles County. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 15 and 24. Throughout California, the most at-risk community for chlamydia is the Hispanic community which accounts for 31% of all cases reported statewide.3

Gonorrhea cases have increased over the past few years in both Pasadena and Los Angeles County. Men are more likely to report a gonorrhea infection. There were a total of 76 cases of gonorrhea reported in Pasadena. Of these cases, 52 cases were reported in men as opposed to the 24 cases reported in women. Men accounted for 68.4% of all cases reported in Pasadena. It was more common for gonorrhea to be found in patients over the age of 25 than younger. In California, the most affected group by gonorrhea is also the Hispanic community which accounts for 26.3% of all cases reported in the state.4

Syphilis cases are small in number in Pasadena. In 2014, there were 4 cases reported in the city. All 4 cases were reported in men over the age of 25. In Los Angeles County, there were a total of 1,192 cases of syphilis reported in 2014. 90% of these cases were also found in men.5

Your Pasadena, CA STD Testing Option

Pasadena has many options for treatment and testing if you believe that you may have been exposed to an STD. Getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. All it takes is to get started is answering 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. Test 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 - Pasadena and Los Angeles County
  • 2 Pasadena, CA Information 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
  • 10 City of Pasadena Public Health HIV Report