STD Testing in Sacramento, CA

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Sacramento STD Testing Centers

Sacramento'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 Sacramento, CA

The most commonly reported STD in Sacramento is chlamydia, although the number of cases reported over the last few years have decreased. In 2010, there were a total of 8,441 cases of chlamydia reported in Sacramento County. In 2014, the number of reported cases had gone down to 7,684.3 Other STD cases have increased in the number of reports. In 2010, there were 1,889 cases of gonorrhea reported in Sacramento County. By 2014, the number of cases reported had increased to 2,223.4 Similarly, syphilis cases have also risen. In 2010, there were 52 cases of syphilis reported in the county. By 2014, there were 139 cases of syphilis reported.5

The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases has increased over the past few years. In 2010, there were 98 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in Sacramento County. By 2013, there were 132 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the same area. The age group of 20-49 represented 85% of all new HIV cases reported in the county. White people were the largest at-risk group accounting for 33.3% of all cases reported. Men were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than women. In 2013, it was reported that 3,467 people are currently living with HIV in Sacramento County.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 Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is home of the state legislature and therefore the city where sexual health education requirements were passed into law. California state laws dictates 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. Curriculum should include STD and HIV prevention education. 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. By educating the youth on all aspects of sexuality and sexual health at the appropriate age, the state hopes to better prepare future generations for sexual activity as adults.

Young people are already becoming sexually active. In Sacramento County, high school aged people who engage in sexual activity 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 69.1% of all chlamydia cases reported in Sacramento.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 Sacramento, CA

The most common STD reported in Sacramento is chlamydia. In 2104, there were 7,684 total cases of chlamydia reported within Sacramento County. Of those cases, 5,312 cases were reported in women while 2,359 cases were reported in men. Women accounted for 69.1% of all chlamydia cases reported in Sacramento 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

There were a total of 2,223 cases of gonorrhea reported in Sacramento County. Of those cases, 1,145 cases were reported in men while 1,070 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 51.5% of all cases reported showing that gonorrhea is slightly more common in men within the county. The largest at-risk community for gonorrhea was the Hispanic community which accounted for 26% of all cases reported statewide.4

Reports of syphilis cases have been growing in California over the past few years. In 2014, there were 139 cases of syphilis reported in Sacramento County. Of those cases, 131 were reported in men as opposed to the 8 cases reported in women. Men accounted for 94.2% of all cases reported within the county limits. 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 throughout California.5 Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are all preventable and treatable. The CDC recommends that any gay or bisexual men or men who have sex with men be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis at least once a year.7

Your Sacramento, CA STD Testing Option

Sacramento, CA has many testing options for you if you think 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 - Sacramento and Sacramento County
  • 2 Sacramento, CA Information Page
  • 3 Sacramento County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Sacramento County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Sacramento County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Sacramento County HIV Report
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329