STD Testing in Albuquerque, NM

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Albuquerque STD Testing Centers

Albuquerque'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 Albuquerque, NM

STD rates in Albuquerque and the greater Bernalillo County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2013, there was an average incident rate of 575 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. In 2014, there was an average incident rate of 585 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing in that time. In 2013, there was an average incident rate of 90 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents. In 2014, there was a total of 93 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Bernalillo County, the number of cases has increased as well. In 2013, there was an average incident rate of 4.5 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents. In 2014, there was an average incident rate of 4.8 cases of syphilis per 100,000 residents.3

In 2014, there was an average incident rate of 8.5 cases of HIV per 100,000 residents in New Mexico. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men which accounted for over half of all cases reported.4 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.5

STDs and Sexual Education in Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico does not mandate that schools teach sexual health or sexuality education. It does require that all school districts, including the school district in Albuquerque, provide a comprehensive program of study on HIV prevention. These programs must emphasize abstinence as the only truly effective way to prevent the spread of HIV. This instruction is required to be presented in elementary school and again in high school. New Mexico offers a set curriculum for teaching any form of health education known as the Content Standards for Health Education. This curriculum includes abstinence education and reproductive health education beginning in grades three and four. Parents and guardians are given every opportunity to exempt their children from any part of health education that focuses on sexuality or sexual health education.6

In Albuquerque and the larger Bernalillo 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 STDs in New Mexico. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in Albuquerque and it is more commonly present in women.3 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 Albuquerque, NM

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. In 2014, there was an average incident rate of 585 cases of chlamydia reported in Bernalillo County per 100,000 residents. Women are 2.5 times more likely to report a chlamydia infection than a man. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia infection was the American Indian community which had an incident rate more than double the overall average. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Bernalillo County. In 2014, there was an average incident rate of 93 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county per 100,000 residents. The largest at risk group was the black community which had an incident rate 3 times higher than the overall average. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34.3

In Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, the number of syphilis cases has increased over the years. In 2014, there were a total of 5 cases of primary or secondary syphilis reported in the area. Men accounted for almost all cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.3 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. They further recommend annual testing for any women who may be below the age of 25 or engaged in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5

Your Best Albuquerque, NM STD Testing Option

Albuquerque offers its residents many options for STD treatment and testing. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in New Mexico, 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 - Albuquerque and Bernalillo County
  • 2 City of Albuquerque - About
  • 3 New Mexico STD and Infectious Disease Report
  • 4 New Mexico HIV Report
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 ew Mexico Sexual Health Education Guidelines