STD Testing in Boston, MA

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Boston STD Testing Centers

Boston'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 Boston, MA

STD cases have been on the rise in Boston over the past couple of years. In 2009, there was an average incident rate of 677.5 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 residents. In 2012, that incident rate had risen to 779.2 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea cases have also risen in that time. In 2009, there was an average incident rate of 102.6 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents. In 2012, that incident rate had risen to 133 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents. Syphilis rates have been rising across the United States. In 2009, there was an average incident rate of 31.8 cases of syphilis per 100,000 residents. In 2012, there was an average incident rate of 38.8 cases of syphilis per 100,000 residents.4

According to the Boston Public Health Commission's 2014 Sexual Health Report, the incident rate for newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the city was 31 new cases of HIV per 100,000 residents. Men were 3.4 times more likely to report HIV in Boston. The incident rate was highest among people between the ages of 40 and 49. In Boston, black residents account for 6% of the total population but account for 31% of all HIV/AIDS cases reported making them the largest at-risk group in the city.3, 5 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.7

STDs and Sexual Education in Boston, MA

The city of Boston adheres to all state policies for teaching a sexuality and sexual health curriculum. It is not required that a school teach sexual education, however any school district or charter school that elects to teach a sexual health education program must obtain the permission of any student's parent or guardian in order for a student to participate. Parents are also allowed to inspect all classroom materials before the program begins should they so choose. Any sexual health program that is taught must be made up of material deemed both medically accurate and age-appropriate for the grade in which the program is taught. Schools can elect to focus on the topics of abstinence, or delaying sexual activity, as well as the proper use of contraceptives and condoms as a deterrent to STDs (including HIV) and unwanted pregnancy. Lastly, curriculum should include information on how to form relationships that are free of violence, coercion or intimidation.6 In Boston, high school aged people are the second most at-risk group for STDs including chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV.3, 4, 5 The CDC recommends that any sexually active person should be tested once a year for STDs.7

STDs and Demographics in Boston, MA

The overall incident rate for chlamydia in the state of Massachusetts is 357.9 per 100,000. The incident rate in the city of Boston is more than double the average for the state at 779.2 per 100,000. In 2014, there were 24,143 reported chlamydia cases in Massachusetts, making chlamydia the most frequently reported infection in the Commonwealth. The total number of reported chlamydia cases in Massachusetts increased from 14,477 in 2005 to 24,143 in 2014. In Boston, women chlamydia is more likely to be reported in women. The incident rate for chlamydia among women in the city is 980.1 cases per 100,000 female residents. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29 in Boston.3, 4

The Massachusetts gonorrhea incidence rate of 54.2 per 100,000 is about half the national rate of 110.7 per 100,000. Again, the incident rate in the city of Boston is more than double the state average. Boston is one of five cities in the U.S. with the highest incident rate for gonorrhea. In Boston, the incident rate for gonorrhea is 133 cases per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea is more likely to be reported in men than women in Boston. The incident rate among men is 174.2 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000. Gonorrhea is more commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29.3, 4 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for 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 engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.7

Your Best Boston, MA STD Testing Option

Historic Boston 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 the city of Boston, 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 - Boston and Suffolk County
  • 2 City Boston - About
  • 3 Massachusetts HIV/AIDS and STD Surveillance Report - 2014
  • 4 Boston City Sexual Health Report
  • 5 Boston City HIV Profile
  • 6 Massachusetts State Bill S.2048
  • 7 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations