STD Testing in Riverside, CA

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Riverside STD Testing Centers

Riverside'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 Riverside, CA

STD rates have been increasing over the past five years in Riverside. The most commonly reported STD in the area is chlamydia. In 2010, there were 7,093 cases of chlamydia reported in Riverside County. In 2014, there were 8,730 cases reported in the same area.3 Gonorrhea cases have also grown in number. In 2010, there were 773 cases of gonorrhea reported in Riverside County. By 2014, that number had more than doubled to a total of 1,669 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county.4 Throughout California, syphilis reports have been increasing as well. In 2010, there were 121 cases of syphilis reported in Riverside County. In 2014, there were 187 cases of syphilis reported.6 All three of these STDs are preventable and treatable.

Reports of newly diagnosed HIV cases have also increased. In 2010, there were 210 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in Riverside County. By 2014, that number had risen to 267 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. The Riverside County Department of Public Health reported in 2014 that there were 3,396 people living with HIV within the county limits. HIV was much more common in male patients as men accounted for 89.5% of all HIV cases reported in the county. HIV was also most commonly diagnosed in patients between the age of 25 and 44.6 The Center for Disease Control recommends that all people between the ages of 13 and 64 should be tested at least once in their life for HIV.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Riverside, CA

In Riverside, the school districts adhere to the state legislation which outlines the requirements for sexuality and sexual health education. California state law dictates that all sexual health curriculum include comprehensive instruction which with materials that are medically accurate and age-appropriate for all students between the ages of 7-12. This should include STD and HIV prevention education. Recently, a new state law has required that curriculum also include a focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent.8, 9 This law is one of the first in the country to become part of a state's overall sexual 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 Riverside and the greater Riverside County area, 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 71.4% of all chlamydia cases reported in Riverside.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 Riverside, CA

The most common STD reported in Riverside is chlamydia. In 2014, there were a total of 8,730 cases of chlamydia reported in Riverside County. Of those cases, 6,235 cases were reported in women while 2,481 cases were reported in men. Women accounted for 71.4% of all chlamydia cases reported in Riverside County. This is higher than the percentage of women who reported a chlamydia infection which was 62.1%. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 15 and 24.3

Gonorrhea cases in Riverside County have increased drastically over the past few years. In 2014, there were a total of 1,669 cases of gonorrhea reported. Of those cases, 993 cases were reported in men as opposed to the 675 cases reported in women. Men accounted for 59.4% of all cases reported in Riverside County. Gonorrhea was more commonly found in patients over the age of 25. The largest at-risk group in Riverside County is the Hispanic community which accounts for 26% of all cases reported overall.4

In California, syphilis cases have been on the rise. The number of reports in Riverside County is also significant. In 2014, there were 187 cases of syphilis reported in the county. Of those cases, 181 cases were reported in men while only 6 cases were reported in women. Men account for 96.8% of all cases reported in Riverside County. Syphilis cases were also reported most commonly in both white and Hispanic males in 2014. Each group accounted for about 31% of all cases reported.6

Your Riverside, CA STD Testing Option

Riverside has many options for outdoor fun. There are also many options in Riverside 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 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 - Riverside and Riverside County
  • 2 Riverside, CA Information Page
  • 3 Riverside County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Riverside County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Riverside County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Riverside County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329