STD Testing in Salinas, CA

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Salinas STD Testing Centers

Salinas' 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 Salinas, CA

STD case rates have been slowly rising over the past few years. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Monterey County. In 2011, there were 1,426 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were 1,689 cases of chlamydia reported.3 There was also a rise in cases of gonorrhea in the same area. In 2011, there were 91 cases of gonorrhea reported in Monterey County. In 2104, there were 296 cases of gonorrhea reported.4 As in most of California, reports of syphilis have also increased. In 2011, there were only 7 total cases of syphilis reported in Monterey County. By 2014, there were 25 cases of syphilis reported in the county.5

Reports of newly diagnosed cases of HIV have also risen in Monterey County. In 2011, there were 168 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported. In 2014, there were 181 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported. Men who have sex with men (MSM) represent the largest at-risk group for HIV infection in Monterey County. MSM accounted for 53% of all cases reported in 2014. There are currently 616 individuals living with HIV in Monterey County. Of those individuals, the largest population is between the ages of 25 and 44 years olds.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. The CDC also recommends all gay men, bisexual men or MSM to test more frequently every 3 to 6 months.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Salinas, CA

In California there are very precise regulations for school districts when it comes to sexual health education. Salinas also adheres to these guidelines. State laws mandate that all sexuality and sexual health education curriculum should include material that is medically appropriate and age-appropriate for all students grades 7-12. Curriculum also included STD and HIV prevention education. Recently, California passed a bill that requires sex education to include a focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent.8, 9 This makes California one of the first states to pass such a bill and incorporate these topics in state sexual education policy. Educating our youth on all aspects of sexual health at the appropriate age will to better prepare future generations for sexual activity as adults.

In Salinas and Monterey 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 and people between the ages of 15 and 19 account for 19.8% of reported cases statewide. It is much more common in women. Women account for 71.1% of all chlamydia cases reported in Monterey 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 Salinas, CA

In Salinas and Monterey County, the most commonly reported STD of the past five years has been chlamydia. In 2014, there were 1,689 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. Of those cases, 1,201 cases were reported in women while 485 cases were reported in men. Women accounted for 71.1% of all chlamydia cases reported in the county. Chlamydia appeared more commonly among patients between the age of 20 and 29. The Hispanic community was the largest at-risk group for chlamydia, accounting for 31.4% of all cases reported.3

Gonorrhea has seen a rise over the past few years. In 2014, there were 296 cases of gonorrhea reported in Monterey County. Of those cases, 180 cases were reported in men and 116 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 60.8% of all gonorrhea cases reported in the county. The most cases were reported in patients between the ages of 20 and 29. The Hispanic community was the largest at-risk group for gonorrhea infection, accounting for 26.2% of all cases reported.4

In 2014, there were 25 cases of syphilis reported in Monterey County. Of those cases, all 25 were reported in men. There were no cases of syphilis reported in women in 2014 in Monterey County. (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 (MSM) be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis at least once a year.7

Your Salinas, CA STD Testing Option

If you think that you may have been exposed to an STD in Salinas, there are many options for treatment and testing. Getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. All it takes 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. 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 - Salinas and Monterey County, CA
  • 2 Salinas, CA Information Page
  • 3 Monterey County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 Monterey County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 Monterey County Syphilis Report
  • 6 Monterey County HIV Report
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329