STD Testing in Santa Monica, CA

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Santa Monica STD Testing Centers

Santa Monica'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 Santa Monica, CA

In Los Angeles County, STD rates have been rising over the past several years. Chlamydia has been the most commonly reported STD in the area. In 2011, there were 47,682 total cases of chlamydia reported in Los Angeles County. In 2104, that number had grown to a total of 54,6363 cases of chlamydia reported in the county.3 Gonorrhea cases have been rising as well. In 2011, there were a total of 10,022 cases of gonorrhea reported in Los Angeles County. By 2014, that number has risen to 15,131 cases of gonorrhea reported in the year.4 Throughout California, syphilis rates have been increasing. In 2011, there were a total of 813 cases of syphilis reported in Los Angeles County. In 2014, the number of reporters had risen to 1,192.5

HIV cases have also shown a slight increase over the past few years. In 2011, there were 446 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Los Angeles County. In 2013, there were 513 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Los Angeles County. Men are affected far more than women. Men account for 87% of all newly diagnosed cases of HIV within Los Angeles County. HIV cases are more commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 39.6 The Center for Disease Control recommends that all people over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once in their lives for HIV.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Santa Monica, CA

California state law has very strict requirements for the sexual health curriculum taught in its schools. Santa Monica and Los Angeles County adhere to those guidelines. It is required by state law that all sexuality and sexual health curriculum include comprehensive instruction with materials that are medically accurate and age-appropriate for all students grades 7-12. New state legislation also requires that curriculum include a focus on the dangers of sexual violence, relationship safety and consent.8, 9 California is one of the first states to include these additional elements to their sexual health education policy. The progressive curriculum was designed to educate the youth and young adults in the community on the risks and potential consequences of sexual activity, so they can be better prepared as adults to engage in safe sexual activity.

In Santa Monica and the greater 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 female patients. Women account for 62.1% of all chlamydia cases reported in Los Angeles 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 Santa Monica, CA

The most common STD reported in Los Angeles County is chlamydia. In 2014, there were a total of 54,363 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. Of those cases, 33,743 cases were reported in women while 20,531 cases were reported in men. Women accounted for 62.1% of all cases reported within the county. Chlamydia was much more common in people between the ages of 20 and 29. The largest at-risk community was the Hispanic community which accounted for 30.3% of all cases reported.3

Gonorrhea has also been on the rise in the county and state. In 2014, there were 15,135 cases of gonorrhea reported in Los Angeles County. Of those cases, 10,715 were reported in men while 4,397 cases were reported in women. Men account for 70.8% of all cases reported in the county. Gonorrhea was much more common in patients between the age of 20 and 34. The largest at-risk community was the Hispanic community which accounted for 26.3% of all cases reported.4

In 2014, there were 1,192 cases of syphilis reported in Los Angeles County. Of those cases, 1,139 cases were reported in men while 53 cases were reported in women. Men accounted for 95.6% of all syphilis cases reported within the county limits.6 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for all three of these STDs for all sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.7

Your Santa Monica, CA STD Testing Option

The beautiful beaches of Santa Monica offer many things to see and do for residents and visitors alike. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD the city has many options. 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 - Santa Monica and Los Angeles County
  • 2 Santa Monica, CA Things To Do 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 - 2013
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329