Valinda STD statistics has been a replica of the California State report with the town document a significant proportion of these figures. There have been a permanent and consistent increases of sexually transmitted diseases over the past 25 years.
In 2017, California documented more than 300,000 new STD diagnoses out of which 218,710 cases of chlamydia were reported, 75,450 cases of gonorrhea, 13,719 cases of P&S syphilis and 278 congenital syphilis cases. 47 new born cases had contracted syphilis with over 30% cases of permanent disability, low birth weight, premature births and stillbirths.
Chlamydia rates in 2015 were 479 per 100,000 people slightly lower than the national rate of 486. In 2017, however, the rates have steeply increased to 552.2 cases per 100,000. In the same vein gonorrhea and syphilis have increased by 16% and 21% from 2016 to 2017 respectively.
California Department of Public Health has identified various pointer to increase STD incidences that it’s working towards eliminating such as decreased condom use, less access to medical facilities, lack of sexual health education, multiple partners, risky sexual behavior, sharing injection items among drug users and social dating apps.
STD testing has turned out to be the wheel of STD prevention and control. All sexually active people should regularly get screened even when symptoms are absent. Los Angeles County Public Health center located along 600S commonwealth avenue is a public STD testing center you can check out.
Although nearby clinics might offer free STD testing services, you might be required to make an early booking. Also, you may be charged to see a doctor on site or your tests results may not be released immediately. Sometimes, the facilities may open at inconvenient hours.