County Department of Public Health encourages sexually active individuals to get tested every three months.
Even with overall cases on the rise, disparities persisted in terms of which Californians were most affected: the highest rates were found among young people, African Americans, and gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men—vulnerable populations that are "at higher risk for related serious health outcomes such as HIV infection, infertility, ocular and neurosyphilis, and multi-drug resistant gonorrhea," according to the CDPH.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement Tuesday that it will be aligning resources and programming to address the disproportionate impact of STDs in communities of color, and among young people, transgender persons and men who have sex with men.
County Department of Public Health also has their own list of sexual health clinics where you can receive free, confidential testing.
In fact, California law dictates that anyone over the age of 12 has the right to access sexual health services without parental permission (see this youth rights page for more information).