What are the STI test options in Thousand Oaks,CA?
The City of Thousand Oaks rests in the southern corner of Ventura County and is a part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Unfortunately, that area has seen an increase in syphilis cases over the last decade. After a few years of reported decreases, gonorrhea and chlamydia are also now on the rise.
County officials state that the best way to stay on top of your health, other than using protection, is to get regular screening for STDs, as many can be better treated if caught early on.
For 2015, the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Thousand Oaks, 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 sound low, but it is a 30 percent increase from numbers reported in 2014. When you consider the number of people in the greater LA area, 15 out of 100,000 that is approximately 1,000 more cases than the year before.
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 Conejo Valley believe this is, in part, thanks to regular health screenings, prevention education, and treatment.
If you’re in the Thousand Oaks area, there are a few options available to you. Almost all of them just north of the 101. They include Planned Parenthood – Thousand Oaks, Ohana Health, Conejo Valley Family Medical Group, and Sexual Health and Wellness Center. Some clinics allow you to call ahead to book an appointment or inquire about free STD testing eligibility.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Thousand Oaks clinics with our easy-to-read chart.
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