What are the STI test options in Los Gatos,CA?

Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis are some of th sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that have been reported in Los Gatos, CA. The California Department of Public Health -STD Control Branch revealed, in 2018, that Santa Clara County recorded spiking chlamydia cases within the period between 2013 and 2017. In 2013, the county had 5,773 infections of chlamydia, and by the end of 2017, they had hit 7,669.

According to the California Local Health Jurisdiction, STD Data Summaries showed that Santa Clara County had 558 cases of gonorrhoea reported in 2009. Infections of syphilis recorded in the same year in the county were 84. Among these were primary & secondary syphilis and early latent syphilis.

In 2018, the California Department of Public Health also disclosed that Santa Clara County had 2,463 cases of gonorrhoea in 2017. The rate of the STD in that year was 126.6 infections per 100,000 persons. 

The Santa Clara County Public Health offers STD/HIV tests to people living within Los Gatos. Infected individuals can access counseling services via the health department. Furthermore, it provides awareness about STD prevention measures to reduce the number of residents affected by STDs.

You can also visit the Crane Center in San Jose for HIV testing. Other medical facilities that you can go to for STD testing include the Planned Parenthood – San Jose Health Center and County of Santa Clara Public Health Laboratory.

While it is possible to find some clinics providing free STD testing services, the tests might not be comprehensive. Also, rapid testing and walk-in options may not be available. Moreover, the waiting time may be long, and the processing of testing results may take even over two weeks to be processed.