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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Chula Vista is a suburb of San Diego and the second-largest city in San Diego County. Incidences of all three of the most reported STDs in San Diego County increased in 2019.
Chlamydia diagnoses in San Diego County rose about 4% in 2019, and its overall rate of infection per 100,000 residents increased by over 3.5%. Following a small drop of about 2.5% in 2015, chlamydia infections have increased every year since, up to 2019 when cases rose by about 4%. The rate of chlamydia infection was 1.5 times higher in women than in men in San Diego County in 2019, and the 20 to 24 age group had the highest number of chlamydia diagnoses in both sexes. However, females aged 29 and younger had higher incidences of infection than males within these age groups, but males aged 30 and older had greater numbers of chlamydia diagnoses compared to females of the same ages.
San Diego County reported an increase of about 3% in gonorrhea diagnoses in 2019, and its infection rate increased by nearly 3%. Gonorrhea infections dropped by about 8.5% in 2009 countywide, but they increased every year for the next decade, resulting in an overall increase of almost 217%. The largest increase during this period occurred in 2016 when a spike in gonorrhea cases of about 35% was recorded. In 2019, San Diego County’s gonorrhea rate of infection was almost two times higher in men than women. Young females aged 20 to 24 had the most cases among women, while the 25 to 29 age group posted the highest number of gonorrhea diagnoses among men.
There are four principal stages of syphilis and San Diego County reported increases in every stage except primary syphilis, which dropped less than 2% in 2019. Overall, total syphilis cases in all stages increased about 10% countywide in 2019. The county’s total syphilis infections dropped dramatically in 2009 by about 26.5%, but cases rose every year for the next decade, culminating in an overall increase of more than 198% during this period. Although the infection rate of syphilis in all stages was nearly five times higher among males than females in 2019, both the number of syphilis cases and the rate of infection among women increased by 56% in 2019 compared to 2018.
If you notice any signs that you might have an STD, get tested at one of the free or low-cost clinics in Chula Vista or nearby San Diego. However, many STDs don’t have any symptoms and left untreated can cause severe health problems, so it’s critical to get STD testing regularly to ensure you’re STD-free.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in Chula Vista that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
San Diego’s South Region PHC offers an STD clinic on Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m. where you can get free HIV testing and low-cost hepatitis B/C, chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing. The clinic also offers treatment for most STDs, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. There’s a fee of $40 per visit that covers risk assessment, comprehensive testing, treatment, vaccinations, and follow-up visits. However, this fee may be waived if you can’t afford to pay it.
690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619-409-3110 or 619-293-4700
Planned Parenthood’s Chula Vista Center provides STD services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. With an appointment, you can get HIV and syphilis testing and chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes testing and treatment, among others. Some STD services may be covered by insurance. If you’re uninsured, you may qualify for a sliding fee or a state-funded program, but you won’t be turned away.
1295 Broadway, Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Rice Family Health Center operates on the Rice Elementary School campus but offers STD testing and treatment to students, parents, and the surrounding community. You must make an appointment to get free HIV testing and low-cost hepatitis B/C, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing. You can also get PrEP services and HPV and hepatitis A/B vaccines. There’s a sliding fee scale if you qualify, or you can use your insurance or Medi-Cal. The clinic operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
352 L Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
You can turn to SD Family Care’s Mid-City Community Clinic to get confidential STD testing and treatment for gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis C, and chlamydia. You can also request HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines and free HIV testing. You must make an appointment to be seen Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can use private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid to cover your costs, and the clinic offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify.
4290 Polk Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Mountain Health’s 25th Street Family Medicine clinic is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and requires appointments. You can request low-cost hepatitis B and C testing, hepatitis A and B vaccines, HPV vaccines, and herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis testing. The clinic accepts Medi-Cal, Medicare, and private insurance. It also has a sliding fee discount program if you qualify and don’t have any insurance coverage.
316 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102