STD Testing in Stockton, CA

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Stockton STD Testing Centers

Stockton'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 Stockton, CA

The most common STD reported in San Joaquin County is chlamydia. Chlamydia case rates have actually been decreasing slightly over the past few years. In 2010, there were a total of 3,674 cases of chlamydia reported in San Joaquin County. In 2014, there were 3,512 cases of chlamydia reported within the county.3 Gonorrhea cases have been increasing in that time. In 2010, there were a total of 709 cases of gonorrhea in San Joaquin County. In 2014, the number of cases reported had increased to 985 within the county.4 Similarly, reports of syphilis have also increased. In 2010, there were a total of 32 cases of syphilis reported in San Joaquin County. By 2014, that number had increased to a total of 88 cases of syphilis reported within the county.5

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have also increased within San Joaquin County. In 2005, there were a total of 39 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported within San Joaquin County. By 2009, that number had risen 75 new cases of HIV per year. HIV is significantly more common in men within the county. The most common mode of transmission among men was in men who have sex with other men accounting for 77% of all male HIV cases reported.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 Stockton, CA

Stockton follows all state regulated requirements for sexuality and sexual health education curriculum. California has been making many strides at a state level to improve its sexual health curriculum. State legislation has recently 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. California State already offered comprehensive sexual health education which included medically accurate and age-appropriate sexual health education for students grades 7-12.8, 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 youth 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.

The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be testing regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners (regardless of age) should also be tested. Any persons aged 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV and any persons who have unsafe sex or share injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.7

STDs and Demographics in Stockton, CA

The most common STD reported within San Joaquin County is chlamydia. In 2014, there were 3,512 cases of chlamydia reported in San Joaquin County. Chlamydia was more common in women. Of those 3,512 cases, 2,507 were reported in women and 1,014 were reported in men. Women account for 71% of chlamydia cases reported in the county. The most common age group for chlamydia reports was in people between the ages of 15 and 24.3

In San Joaquin County, gonorrhea cases are reaching higher number than in years past. In 2014, there were a total of 985 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Of those cases, 501 were reported in men as opposed to the 483 reported in women. While men accounted for 51% and a majority of all gonorrhea cases reported, the infection was also found commonly in women as well. Gonorrhea appeared in people between the ages of 20 and 29 most commonly. The most at-risk community was the Hispanic community which accounted for 30.1% of all cases reported.4

In 2014, there were a total of 88 cases of syphilis reported in San Joaquin County. Of those cases, 71 cases were reported in male patients and 17 were reported in female patients. Men account for 80.6% of all syphilis cases reported making them the largest at-risk group. Syphilis was found in patients over the age of 30 most often.5 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 Stockton, CA STD Testing Option

Whether you are in Stockton visiting or live there all year round, 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 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 Quickfacts - Stockton and San Joaquin County
  • 2 Stockton, CA Things To Do Page
  • 3 San Joaquin County Chlamydia Report
  • 4 San Joaquin County Gonorrhea Report
  • 5 San Joaquin County Syphilis Report
  • 6 San Joaquin County HIV Report - 2013
  • 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 8 California State Senate Bill 695
  • 9 California State Senate Bill 329