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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What was really surprising to learn was that while Syphilis incidents were almost non-existent in Native Americans, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates are on the rise. Statistically these sexually transmitted diseases tend to be highest in African Americans and Hispanics. Other data released by the CDC that has health officials concerned include,

  • In 2014 Native and African American men and women Chlamydia and Gonorrhea incidents were twice as high than those reported for Caucasians.
  • Between 2005 and 2014 Syphilis incidents nearly doubled in men.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Thousand Oaks, CA

According to recent studies the best way to lower STD rates and prevent the further spread of sexually transmitted diseases is to educate students and residents on ways to protect themselves. In response to the findings of these studies the state has now made sexual education classes mandatory in all public schools.

Beginning in January 2016 sexual education classes will now be offered to students in grades 7 through 12. Not only will students learn how these diseases are spread, but also how to keep themselves safe. Statistics show that over half of all graduating seniors are sexually active, which not only indicates that the abstinence only programs are ineffective but that students are potentially already at risk at a young age.

When teens and young adults understand how all sexually transmitted diseases are spread and that the only way to stay safe is to be tested on a regular basis local health officials are hopeful that the STD rates will begin to fall. The newly implemented classes will also cover HIV prevention and will include all current and medically accurate information.

Regular Herpes testing in Thousand Oaks is important in order to prevent the spread of this virus throughout area schools. Regular HIV testing in Thousand Oaks is also vital, even with the new information being taught in schools. When everyone takes responsibility for their sexual health, the suburb will finally start to see a decrease in its STD rates.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Thousand Oaks, CA

This small suburb has a diverse demographical makeup that is contributing to the rise in STD rates. Cultural differences combined with a deep mistrust of public officials among some demographical groups is making it difficult for health professionals to stress the importance of regular testing, and language barriers are also adding to the problem.

The large numbers of migrant workers that travel through the area are also contributing to the problem, since many have never been tested for STDs. Due to a lack of education about the dangers associated with unprotected sex, many of these workers do not even realize that they are at risk. This also makes it easy for them to infect others, especially since many of the STD/STIs do not show any signs or symptoms during the incubation period.

Thousand Oaks is also located close to LA, and it is not uncommon for residents to spend some time in the downtown area. Filled with bars and glamorous nightclubs, it’s easy for residents to forget about their safety and engage in risky behaviors. While this may be fun for an evening, it also significantly increases your chances.

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Close to downtown LA and beautiful Conejo Valley there really is something for everyone in Thousand Oaks. Before you get lost in the scenery or a shop take a minute and think about your sexual health. Getting tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy, and you can even avoid the long lines at the community centers. With one call you can schedule STD testing and spend a few minutes at a local discreet lab.

 

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