Encouraging more people
To get regular STD testing and linking them with proper treatment is the surest way to curb the spread of STDs in Sacramento County, the entire State and nationwide. If you had unprotected sex or feel you might have been exposed to an STD then you must get tested ASAP. High-risk groups such as gays, men who have sex with men, bisexuals, teenagers and young adults need to test periodically. According to the CDC, young women under 25 years are the most affected by chlamydia and need to be tested regularly.
According to the California Health Department chlamydia is the most frequently reported STD not only in Sacramento County but also the entire state. There were 7,684 new diagnoses of chlamydia in Sacramento County in 2014 a slight decline from the 8,017 cases reported in 2013. The number of new gonorrhea cases remains relatively unchanged with 2,228 cases reported in 2014 compared 2,223 cases the previous year. Cases of primary and secondary syphilis are however on the rise from 115 new diagnoses in 2013 to 139 new cases the following year. Failure to diagnose and treat syphilis on time could lead to complications such as birth defects (congenital syphilis) ocular syphilis or neurosyphilis.
The number of new HIV infections in 2014 in Sacramento County was 132 compared to 136 the previous year. HIV has been on a decline since 1992 when the highest number of cases of 352 was reported in Sacramento.
In terms demographics, chlamydia cases were higher in women who accounted for approximately 70% of the total cases. The gonorrhea cases were slightly higher in males accounting for 52% of the infections. Males had the lion share of the primary and secondary P&S syphilis and HIV infections accounting for approximately 94% and 86% of the cases in 2013 respectively.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea cases were highest among blacks while whites recorded the highest syphilis cases. Men who have sex with men are responsible for driving the cases of HIV infections accounting for 57% of the cases.
To schedule for a private test simply provide our doctors with your sexual health history by filling out our online questionnaire or simply calling. The doctors will recommend the most relevant tests and you can visit one of our closest labs to provide samples which last less than 20mins. We discreetly deliver accurate results within 3 business days and our medical team will provide guidance, treatment, and follow-ups.
You do not want to miss the next Sacramento Jazz Festival because of STDs get tested today!