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Albany STD Testing Centers

Albany's private testing facilities provide diagnostic testing for a variety of conditions, so other patients won't know the reason for your visit. Your test results will be kept private, and will be available to you quickly--usually in 3 business days or less.

STD Statistics in Albany, NY

STD rates in Albany and the larger Albany County area have increased in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2012, there were a total of 1,399 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 1,580 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been decreasing. In 2012, there were a total of 267 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 302 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Albany and Albany County, the number of cases have been increasing as well. In 2012, there were a total of 29 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 62 cases of syphilis reported. (4)

In 2013, there were a total of 1,178 people in Albany County who were living with HIV. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV, accounting for 70.7% of all cases reported in the city. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area were black people, who accounted for 40% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men (MSM), which accounted for 41% of all cases reported. HIV was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 30 and 49. (3) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64. (5)

STDs and Sexual Education in Albany, NY

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires that all school districts teach a program on HIV/AIDS education. Each localized school district is responsible for setting up an advisory board that determines the course materials and curriculum used in these programs. Health Education is required throughout the state, but it is determined by the same localized school district whether or not a comprehensive sexual health education element is included beyond HIV/AIDS prevention education. Should a school, such as the City School District of Albany, elect to include sexual health education, they must inform a student's parents by letter before a student can participate in the course. A parent may then opt-out of this course of study in favor of another element of physical or health education. Currently, schools in Albany vary on which course they choose to offer in their health education curriculum. (6)

In Albany County, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 15 and 19 are the second largest group to report chlamydia and gonorrhea in New York (4) The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be tested regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested. (5)

STDs and Demographics in Albany, NY

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Albany. In 2014, there were a total of 1,580 cases of chlamydia reported in the region. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with a chlamydia infection than men in the city. Women account for 53.7% of all chlamydia cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Gonorrhea reports have decreased over the past few years in Albany County. In 2014, there were a total of 302 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Women were more likely to report gonorrhea, accounting for about 62% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29. (4)

In Albany and the larger Albany County area, the number of syphilis cases has increased over the years. In 2014, there were a total of 62 cases of syphilis reported in the county. Men accounted for 93.7% of reported cases of syphilis. Syphilis most commonly appeared in men who have sex with other men (MSM). Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25. (4) The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for all sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). They further recommend annual testing for any women who may be below the age of 25 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners. (5)

Your Best Albany, NY STD Testing Option

Albany offers its residents and visitors many options for STD treatment and testing. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in New York, getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. To get started, answer a few brief medical questions to receive a personal test recommendation from our doctors. From there, you can pick a lab to visit from our vast network of locations throughout your area. If available in your area, In-Home Collection even allows you to be tested at home, work or another convenient location. For both options, your results are usually available within 3 business days or less. Our medical staff is available to answer any questions you have and prescription services are available if allowed by state law. It is just that simple to go and get tested today.

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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Albany and Albany County
  • 2 City of Albany - About
  • 3 New York State HIV Surveillance Report
  • 4 New York STD Stat Report
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 New York State Sexual Health Guidelines