STD Testing in Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore STD Testing Centers

Baltimore'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 Baltimore, MD

STD cases have decreased in number over the past several years. The most commonly reported STD in the city is chlamydia. In recent years, chlamydia cases have slightly lowered. In 2009, there were a total of 8,098 cases of chlamydia reported in Baltimore. In 2013, there were a total of 7,751 cases of chlamydia reported in the city. Gonorrhea cases in the city have also decreased in that time. In 2009, there were a total of 2,292 cases of gonorrhea reported in Baltimore. In 2013, there were a total of 2,179 cases of gonorrhea reported in the city. Syphilis cases have been increasing across the country. In Baltimore, the number of syphilis cases has risen. In 2009, there was a total of 142 cases of syphilis reported in Baltimore. In 2013, there were a total of 212 cases of syphilis reported in the city.3

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have also decreased in number over the past several years. In 2007, there were a total of 917 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Baltimore. By 2011, there were a total of 426 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the city. HIV is more commonly reported in men as they accounted for 74.1% of all cases reported. The largest at-risk group for HIV was in the black community which accounted for 81.4% of all cases reported.4 The Centers for Disease Control recommends that any person over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once in their life for HIV.5

STDs and Sexual Education in Baltimore, MD

In the state of Maryland, all local school boards, such as the Baltimore School Board, must work directly with either a city or county health department to create a health education program. Sexual health education curriculum must help students develop and use skills for making responsible decisions about sex. Students must be given information about preventing pregnancy. This curriculum must also include material that teaches students about a variety of family and relationship structures including information on sexual orientation, birth control and family planning. Health education is taught from kindergarten until 12th grade with reproductive health education beginning at age 10 or 12. Parents or guardians may remove their children from any or all sex education classes and the sexual health education courses offered in middle and high schools require parental permission for participation.6 High school aged people account for a large portion of reported STDs in Baltimore. In 2013, people aged 19 or younger were the second largest group to report cases of any STDs in Indiana.3 The CDC suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested for STDs. It is recommended that any sexually active person should be tested once a year for STDs.5

STDs and Demographics in Baltimore, MD

In 2013, there were a total of 7,751 cases of chlamydia in Baltimore. Chlamydia was much more common in women than it was in men. Chlamydia was most common in people between the ages of 20 and 29.3 In 2013, there were a total of 2,179 cases of gonorrhea reported in Baltimore. Gonorrhea was much more commonly reported in male patients. Gonorrhea was more common in people between the ages of 25 and 34. In 2013, there were a total of 212 cases of syphilis in Baltimore. Syphilis was found most commonly in men. Syphilis was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 24 and 39. The city of Baltimore had the highest number of reports for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in all of Maryland.6 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis 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 engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners. Additionally, the CDC recommends syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screenings for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.7

Your Best Baltimore, MD STD Testing Option

The city of Baltimore 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 Baltimore, 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. Sample collection often takes less than 30 minutes and your results are usually back within 3 business days or less. Our medical staff is available to answer any questions you have and prescription services are available, if medically appropriate and allowed by state law. It is just that simple to go and get tested today. If available in your area, In-Home Collection even allows you to be tested at home, work or another location of your choice.

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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Baltimore, MD
  • 2 City Baltimore - About
  • 3 Baltimore City Health Department HIV/STD Prevention Report
  • 4 City of Baltimore HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Profile
  • 5 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Maryland State Department of Education - Sex Education Outline