El Segundo, CA, is a city in Los Angeles County dealing with an STD outbreak. The numbers are going up across the board from 2016 through 2018. Chlamydia infections in 2016 hit 59,160. In 2018, three years later, the area had 68,021. Most cases in 2016 and 2018 were women. The 2018 rate was 759.5 new diagnoses per 100,000 people.
Gonorrhea diagnoses are rising. In 2016, the county reported 22,338 cases, and in 2018 it had 27,333. Most of the cases in 2016 and 2018 were male. The 2018 rate was 381.8 new infections per 100,000 people.
State health experts are concerned about the growing number of STDs in the area. To control the spread, they’re asking all men and women that are sexually active to get tested every three months to protect themselves and their partners.
There are a few facilities that provide comprehensive STD testing in El Segundo and throughout LA County. Most clinics offer screenings, treatment, and follow-up care.
One location is the Expreso Medical Dental Clinic in Hawthorne Blvd. in Hawthorne. You can also try the Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles at the South Bay Health Center on Hawthorne Blvd. in Lawndale.
The South Bay Family Healthcare Center operates the Redondo Beach Clinic on Artesia Blvd. in Redondo Beach.
You may notice some free STD screening locations. These may seem like a practical choice. Before scheduling an appointment, find out which sexually transmitted diseases they check for and ask about additional service fees.