What are the STI test options in Encinitas,CA?
Encinitas experienced yet another consecutive year for rising rates of the most commonly reported sexually transmitted diseases.
Part of San Diego County, the Encinitas area is seeing its highest levels of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis these last two decades. Preventing STIs is high on the county’s priority list.
Infectious syphilis rates rose over 15 percent between 2016 and 2017. Early syphilis is being discovered at a higher rate in men than in women in the San Diego area, with 85.5 percent of those cases coming from gay or bisexual men. The county news center recommends the following way to prevent STDs: talk openly about STIs with all of your sexual partners and your medical professional, get tested regularly, reduce your number of sexual partners, and use condoms and barrier methods.
The instances of chlamydia are 1.6 times higher in women than in men of this area, with most cases being women between 20 and 24. The total rate of chlamydia diagnoses rose 10 percent—a reported 628.5 cases per every 100,000 people. Gonorrhea is ramping up as well, reporting a whopping 57.6 percent increase from 2015 to 2017.
There are many options available to you for testing in the Encinitas area, though you may have to travel to San Diego. San Diego County runs four STD clinics that offer testing and treatment regardless of your ability to pay. Those four clinics are: Public Health Center in Oceanside, County Health Services Complex on Rosecrans, Central Region Public Health Center on University Avenue, and South Region Public Health Center in Chula Vista. If you’re a young woman under 25, you could be eligible for free STD testing (chlamydia or gonorrhea only) through a county implemented program.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Encinitas clinics with our easy-to-read chart.
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