What are the STI test options in Irvine,CA?
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the most commonly reported STDs and in the state and Orange County combined alone there were over 200,000 cases of chlamydia and over 75,000 cases of gonorrhea reported just last year.
Rates continue to rise, as this was a 9% and 16% increase from the prior year, respectively. Syphilis – a one near-extinct disease – was reported to affect over 13,000 people last year.
What does this mean for sexually active individuals living in Orange County? Over 300,000 cases of just the three most common sexually transmitted diseases are reported each year and continue to rise annually. Between the years of 2013 and 2017 there was a 45% increase. Only through safe sex practices and regular STD testing can sexually active individuals make the best choices to regulate their health and wellness.
Testing facilities in Irvine include the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County on Sky Park Circle and AltaMed Health Services Corporation on West Central Avenue. Various locations and groups offer education and preventative measures like free STD testing, condoms and assistance with learning how to speak to your partner about safer sex practices, including the UCI Student Wellness and Health Promotion center. Dates and times do vary so it might be difficult to find one but it is worth it to look.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.