What are the STI test options in North Tustin,CA?
Syphilis , gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing in Orange County, the home of North Tustin, CA. In 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the total number for all three STDs in 2015 reached a record high, a dramatic change since the 2000s when both gonorrhea and syphilis were at the lowest levels they have ever been.
The change has been a 412% increase in syphilis cases, 59% increase in chlamydia and 204% rise in gonorrhea. For persons living with HIV, there has been a steady increase in Orange County between 2009 and 2018, rising from 4,057 to 6,369 over the nine-year period.
Compared to the rest of the state Orange County’s increases appear quite dramatic but the county maintains a relatively low per capita infection rate.
“No one really knows the definitive cause of the rise in STDs, the reasons are complex and far-ranging – no one can pinpoint a particular thing or two.”
For STD testing in North Tustin, CA you can visit FPA Women’s Health on North Tustin Avenue and the STD clinic at the Orange County Health Services.
There are also a few clinics in nearby areas including Montobellos Urgent Care on West Beverly Boulevard, the Total Care Family Medical Center Urgent Care in Lake Elsinore and a Planned Parenthood in Santa Ana, CA.
There is also the LGBT Center of Orange County that can offer Rapid Blood HIV tests.
Free STD testing may be available at some of the clinics but not for all STD types.