What are the STI test options in Visalia,CA?

Visalia’s STI rates are mostly lower than the California average. But since STIs are preventable through using barrier protection and getting tested regularly, maybe even taking advantage of free STD testing events when they come around, those numbers should still come down.

Visalia is working on doing this through comprehensive sexual health education for middle and high school students, necessary due to some worrying stats from 2015.

That year, 10 girls aged 10–14, and 399 aged 15–19 were diagnosed with chlamydia. For gonorrhea, those numbers were 2 and 44. As for boys aged 15–19, 89 were diagnosed with chlamydia and 28 were diagnosed with gonorrhea (no boys aged 10–14 were diagnosed with either disease).

In Tulare County, 87 out of 100K people were living with HIV or AIDS in 2015, and health officials have noticed that number increasing among farm workers.

There are only a few STD-testing clinics in Visalia, but they will help you. Planned Parenthood, located on Stevenson St, tests for most STIs and provides treatment and counseling on a sliding-fee scale. You can also be tested at the Visalia Health Care Center on Dinuba Blvd.

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STD Statistics In Tulare County, CA



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Additional STD Test Statistics in Visalia, CA

Hispanics, African Americans, and men are often the highest at risk for all of the STDs except for Chlamydia. Teens and young adults are also testing positive more frequently, though Syphilis does seem to affect more older men.

  • 40.3 percent of Chlamydia cases reported in 2014 occurred in women.
  • 2014 saw an increase in Gonorrhea incidents in men that surpassed state averages.
  • Between 2013 and 2014 primary and secondary Syphilis diagnoses increased slightly in women, and rose sharply in men.
  • By 2014 the number of men who tested positive for Gonorrhea was above the state average for percentage of females infected.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Visalia, CA

California has recently made it mandatory for schools to include information on the dangers of engaging in sexual activity, along with all of the various ways to protect yourself from a venereal disease.

While most officials and parents agree that something needs to help lower STD rates and stop the spread of infection, not all are comfortable with the new curriculum. Many point out that the legal age for consent in the state is still 18, and that there is no reason to encourage younger teens to start having sex. Supporters of the new classes point out that students are already sexually active, and with polls showing that over half of all graduating seniors have already engaged in intercourse it seems that they are right.


Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Visalia, CA

One of the main demographical factors contributing to the growing percentage of residents who test positive for a STD is the large number of migrant workers who come into the area each year.

San Joaquin Valley is well known for its agricultural and Visalia is at the center. While this is beneficial for the local economy, it also means that there is a sudden spurt in the population during the growing season. The majority of these workers are not aware of the dangers STDs present, and many are already infected when they come to the area.

Without adequate health care in place to address these concerns at the migrant farm camps STDs will continue to spread unchecked through the area. Since some sexually transmitted infections can be passed through touch contact, this also means that permanent residents are at risk.

Language barriers among Hispanic workers and a deep mistrust of any government employee are also contributing to the high STD rates in the city. The remote location in the valley can make it difficult for health officials to set up testing centers, and the entire state is also dealing with a significant lack of funding. Without the funds necessary to keep community health centers open, many residents are finding it difficult to find somewhere to go to be tested.

Better Sexual Health in Visalia, CA

With the Sierra Nevada Mountains nearby and Sequoia National Forest many residents skip regular STD testing in favor of spending the day outside. You don’t have to give-up a day, just for testing. STI clinics can be found on the way to the trails, and their fast service and results will ensure that you’re quickly on your way.


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