What are the STI test options in Downey,CA?

Los Angeles County is a densely populated area. Southern California is a roller-coaster of culture, aesthetic, and opportunity, and Downey has always been a trendsetter in each. Home to a technological revolution in the space race, and strategically located on the Alameda Corridor near the center of LA County. Downey has it all. And, when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, possibly even a bit too much.

For 2015, Los Angeles County, including the Downey area, show a rate of 171 per 100,000 people infected by gonorrhea. The same year, the chlamydia rates were at 555 for every 100,000 people. For primary and secondary syphilis the rate has climbed to 15 per 100,000. This may not sound like much, but it is a 30 percent increase from numbers reported in 2014.

With more than 10 million people in Los Angeles County, that makes for more than 1,500 new cases of syphilis per year.

The reported cases for new diagnosis of people living with HIV in LA County are continuing to show a steady decrease. Medical professionals in Downey believe this is thanks to regular health screenings, prevention education, and treatment.

If you’re in the Downey area, there are a few options available to you. Along Rosecrans Ave and on Firestone off Lakewood. They include the JWCH institute, FPA Women’s Health, and many more just outside Downey. One is sure to be near you. For free STD testing, keep an eye out on community calendars, or check out local events especially during STD awareness month in April.

To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Downey clinics with our easy-to-read chart.

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STD Statistics In Los Angeles County, CA

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Downey, CA

 

STD Testing Downey, CA

Syphilis cases are nearly two points higher in the county of LA than they are in the neighboring Riverside county. It ranks number one of all counties in the nation. It also ranks first for Chlamydia. Gonorrhea is more common with men who have slightly higher numbers than women. Of these men, those who have male to male sex are at the highest risk. These men also have higher incidences of Chlamydia and Syphilis infections simultaneously Data collection helps in determining risk.

The information that is collected for each client is helpful in putting together an overall picture of what is happening with the STD crisis. It shows patterns that include consistently higher rates among particular age groups, genders, ethnicities and financial statuses for certain STDs. African Americans have the highest rates for each type of STD addressed here with Native Americans/Native Alaskans coming in second and Hispanics coming in with the third highest rates for this region.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Downey, CA

Because trends and patterns in the spread of STDs has been identified, it gives health officials an idea of what type of strategies will work the best in reaching those in the greatest need. Poverty is an indicator of risk. This is because there is generally a lack of financial resources to get testing and treatment. In addition, the people in this group may have less exposure to education and information that would help them to better care for their sexual health.

Even though the public schools provide mandatory sex ed classes to all students, the numbers for teen infections are still very high, coming in second for Chlamydia. After completing these courses, they will know about Herpes or other STD testing, but many of them are not using these resources. This means that more needs to be allocated to reach teens and provide testing and treatment for them.

Education is the only hope for slowing the growing STD rate. This must be followed by citizens who are willing to take responsibility for their own sexual health by getting tested and if necessary, medical treatment.

STD Clinic Information in Downey, CA

The greatest obstacle to getting tested for some is a lack of knowledge. Some do not know that they are at risk or may even be infected with an STD. Not all of these diseases have symptoms in the beginning stages so the only way to be certain is to have the testing done. There are people who may be embarrassed and afraid that someone they know will find out that they were tested. Current privacy laws are designed to prevent anyone from finding out unless you tell them. Staff at STD testing clinics are discreet and professional. They are bound by law and ethics to keep your information completely confidential.

Better Sexual Health in Downey, CA

The greatest risk factor for STD infection is having unprotected sex with somebody who has an STD. You cannot tell by looking and they may not have any noticable symptoms. If you have multiple sexual partners then you are increasing your risk exponentially. This is particularly true if your partners also have sex with other people. Living in a high risk area also ups the odds. The solution to the problem is to get tested so you will know for sure. You’ll have your results quickly so you can either get the treatment that you need, or enjoy the relief in knowing you are sexually healthy. Take the time to learn about safe sex practices.

 

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