What are the STI test options in Ventura,CA?

Health officials in the City of San Buenaventura are concerned about rising STD rates, especially gonorrhea and syphilis, which more than doubled between 2013 and 2017. Gonorrhea is becoming resistant to the only antibiotic left that can treat it.

Syphilis was thought to be under control in the US, but the disease has made a comeback in recent years, mostly due to a decrease in condom use. Health officials also blame online dating apps for the increase in STDs.

In 2015, there were 918 people living with HIV or AIDS in Ventura County, with a prevalence rate of 130 per 100K people, under California’s rate of 376. In 2017, 2,848 people were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 332.7 per 100K people, in comparison to California’s average of 552.2. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 83.5 and 6.1.

Planned Parenthood is located on Ralston St. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. Ventura County Public Health operates a clinic on C St, where they provide STI testing and treatment. Keep an eye on the community calendar. You may be able to find opportunities for free STD testing, especially during STD Awareness Month.

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STD Statistics In Ventura County, CA



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Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Ventura County, CA. Data is normalized to accurately report Ventura County STD Breakdown.

Additional STD Test Statistics in Ventura, CA

When people receive STD testing, whether it be at a private physician or clinic, hospital or STD testing center, certain information is recorded. There is no need to be concerned about your privacy being violated because no information that could identify a person individually is shared. The laws protecting client confidentiality are strict and your medical information is safe. Only the age, ethnicity, income level, area and gender are recorded. This is in order for staff at the CDC to analyze the data to find out more about STD rates and epidemics nationwide.

  • Chlamydia- 459.9
  • Gonorrhea- 118.5
  • Syphilis (Primary and Secondary)- 10.0

STD Testing Ventura, CA

The state ranks number fifteen for having the highest Gonorrhea rates and this is compared with all other states in the union. Men have slightly higher incidences over women. Men who have male to male sex are at significant risk of having multiple diagnoses of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia and other STD types according to the rising trends and patterns. Chlamydia is most common in females and the statistics show that they have more than twice the rate of infection when compared with men. Incidences of Syphilis (all types) are on the rise as well. A review of the reports generated over the past decade show that there is a steady rise across the board of all STD types in this city.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Ventura, CA

The statistics show rates which are based upon the number of people who have been tested for STD infections. It does not, however, take into account the scores of people who are at risk for these diseases. Professionals believe that if and when more people who are in these groups get tested, the numbers would go up and reflect an explosive rise in the rates. Testing is currently lower than what it should be because of the high number of people in the region who are not aware that they are in high risk groups. Some of them may be aware, but lack resources.

Poverty is believed to be one of the greatest obstacles to vanquishing the STD epidemic. There are dense concentrations of households in the communities of this city which are at or below the poverty line. Several factors combine to keep them from the much needed testing. Lack of information about their health risks and the available resources is perhaps a larger issue than financial resources. Many people with few resources find it necessary to drop out of school and may miss out on the free sex education courses provided which would arm them with information about sexual health.

STD Clinic Information in Ventura, CA

The current information shows a consistent trend that helps health departments in determining risk factors for the area. It shows clearly that Black people have the highest rates for all types of STDs and 20 to 24 yrs. of age coming in highest for all ethnicities and genders for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Syphilis is most common in males of the 25 to 29 group. Anyone who has unprotected sex has the potential for getting an STD and may rightly consider themselves to be in an at risk category. This risk is increased when they are sexually active with multiple partners.

STD Clinic Information in Ventura, CA

People who are married or with a partner in a monogamous relationship are at the lowest risk for getting an STD. Anyone who has casual sex or a partner who is not monogamous is placing themselves in a dangerous position for becoming infected. STDs happen to people of all ages, genders, financial classes and ethnicities.  It is best to find out and get treatment early because if you don’t, your sexual health is in danger. It is easy to order the testing and it doesn’t take very long to stop by a local lab to finish the process. Private and confidential services are waiting for you and you’ll be treated with respect and professionalism when you make your brief visit to the testing center.

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