Read About STD Testing in El Dorado Hills CA
Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Feb 06, 2019
STD Statistics in El Dorado Hills
Sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes and HIV continue to be a great health concern for El Dorado Hills, California. El Dorado Hillss chlamydia rates follow an increasing California and national trend. Although the CDC speculates that this is partially due to improve screening, higher infection rates are the real issue. Studies show that women have an almost 3X greater chance to be infected with chlamydia than men. Further, African-Americans have an 8X higher rate than whites to contract the disease. In El Dorado Hills, California new incident rates of syphilis are following the national trend. Syphilis, is contagious and can cause severe and even fatal damage, if untreated. Using the Center for Disease Control's 2016 STD Surveillance Report for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and extrapolated using the latest 2011 US Census, it is estimated that 6.5 incidents of syphilis, 219.9 cases of chlamydia and 71.6 cases of gonorrhea, would be attributed to El Dorado Hills in 2016.
Herpes is also a serious worry for for the public in El Dorado Hills, California. Herpes is a life-long disease with symptoms including blisters or sores on the genital areas or mouth. Diagnosed cases of acute hepatitis in El Dorado Hills, California have dropped significantly over the past few years. Health officials are reluctant to celebrate at this point, however. After all, the high risk behaviors that lead to the skyrocketing rates of some STD's appear to be continuing unabated.
STD Treatment and Counseling in El Dorado Hills
When ordering an STD package or individual test from Health Testing Centers that tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or HSV type 2, a physician consultation and treatment are included when there is a positive result. If you test positive for any of the 4 mentioned STD's, a telephone or video consultation will be provided at no additional cost by one of our third party physicians. The physician from PWN Health will contact you within 4 to 24 hours of receiving your test result. At the end of the consultation the physician may prescribe the necessary medication for treatment. It is up to the sole discretion of the physician to provide any medical treatment based on test results and any medical information they received during the consultation. Cost of the prescription is not included.
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STD Testing Labs in El Dorado Hills, CA
Whether you're concerned about possible STD exposure or simply want a quick, convenient and confidential way to take control of your sexual health via routine STD screening, our STD testing centers near El Dorado Hills, CA can help. Our testing locations offer private, top-quality STD testing just like you would receive from your doctor's office without the added expense and inconvenience of an office visit just to have that doctor place the order for those tests.
Why is testing important?
Because STDs are more common than you may realize, with nearly 20 million new STD cases occurring every year, according to nationwide CDC estimates. Their affects can be quite serious. For instance, HIV infection can progress to AIDS, and gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis can lead to infertility without treatment. These examples show just how important it is that these and other STDs do not go undetected for lack of a simple health test, easily done via STD testing centers near El Dorado Hills, CA.
When should you seek STD testing?
Clearly, if you know or suspect that a partner is affected by a sexually transmitted disease, looking into STD testing centers near El Dorado Hills, California is important to protecting your health, as is seeking immediate treatment should you receive positive results. However, STD testing is also essential for all sexually active individuals. That's because STDs don't always come with obvious symptoms. Some may produce no symptoms at all, while others may present mild ones that are easily mistaken for a cold or flu. For this reason, ensuring your sexual and overall health means getting regular screening tests for common STDs. Just how often you should schedule test days depends on your individual circumstances. If in doubt, consult a healthcare professional for an appropriate testing routine for your needs.