The Greater Los Angeles area is the second largest—and densely—populated area in the United States. Southern California is a roller-coaster of culture, aesthetic, and opportunity, and Newport Beach has always been at the forefront in each. Home to the largest recreational boat harbor on the west coast, you’re never more than minutes away from either sailing, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, and more. With up to and over 7,000,000 tourists per year. Newport Beach has something for everyone. Some of those things you don’t want.
For 2015, Los Angeles Metro, including the Newport area, showed a rate of 171 per 100,000 people infected by gonorrhea. The same year, 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 Greater Los Angeles, 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 the Newport Beach area believe this is thanks to regular health screenings, prevention education, and treatment. They hope the trend of getting tested regularly keeps up.
If you’re in the Newport Beach area, there are dozens of options available to you. Many Quest Diagnostics Clinics and Safe Lab Centres, one is certain 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 Newport Beach clinics with our easy-to-read chart.