STD Testing in San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco STD Testing Centers

San Francisco'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 San Francisco, CA

STD rates have been on the rise in the San Francisco area. The most common STD reported in this area is chlamydia. In 2010, there were a total of 4,600 cases of chlamydia reported. In 2014, there were a total of 5,982 cases of chlamydia reported in the city.3 Gonorrhea cases have also increased in the same time frame. In 2010, there were a total of 1,937 cases of gonorrhea reported in San Francisco. In 2014, there were a total of 3,293 cases of gonorrhea reported in the city.4 Throughout California, syphilis cases have been rising. In 2010, there were a total of 362 cases of syphilis in San Francisco. In 2014, that number had risen to 450 cases of syphilis reported.5

In 2010, there were a total of 439 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in San Francisco. By 2014, that number had fallen to 302 newly diagnosed cases of HIV within the city. Men were far more likely than women to contract HIV in San Francisco as men accounted for 93% of all cases reported in 2014. The most common mode of transmission in San Francisco was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 75% of all cases reported in the city.6 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 CDC further recommends that any person over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.7

STDs and Sexual Education in San Francisco, CA

Sexual health education in San Francisco and the rest of California is very progressive. State legislation had already required a comprehensive sexuality and sexual health education which included medically accurate and age-appropriate curriculum for students grades 7-12. New state legislation has added clauses to include curriculum that focuses on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety, and consent. Known as Bill SB-695, this bill is one of the first in the nation to include theses issues as standards of sexual health education.8, 9 This mandate is largely considered a very progressive approach to sexual health education in the public school system. It stresses the importance of keeping students and young adults informed about the risks involved with sex and STDs. By educating at a young age the risks of sexual activity, future generations can be more prepared for sexual activity and its possible consequences.

In San Francisco, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 15 and 19 are the second largest group to report chlamydia cases. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the city and it is much more present in women.3 The CDC suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested for STDs. Any persons aged 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV and anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.7

STDs and Demographics in San Francisco, CA

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in San Francisco. In 2014, there were a total of 5,982 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. Of those cases, 3,746 cases were reported in men while 2,209 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 62.6% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29.3

Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in San Francisco. In 2014, there were a total of 3,293 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Of those cases, 2,908 cases were reported in men while 376 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 88.3% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34.4

In San Francisco and the entire state of California, syphilis reports have been increasing rapidly. In 2014, there were a total of 450 cases of syphilis reported in San Francisco. Of those cases, 445 cases were reported in men while 5 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 98.9% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.6 The CDC 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 Best San Francisco, CA STD Testing Option

San Francisco is home to many historical landmarks and great culture. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD there are options in San Francisco 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 Quickfacts - the City and County of San Francisco
  • 2 San Francisco, CA Info Page
  • 3 San Francisco County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 San Francisco County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 San Francisco County Syphilis Report
  • 6 San Francisco County HIV Report - California Department of Public Health
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329