STD Testing in Bridgeport, CT

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Bridgeport STD Testing Centers

Bridgeport'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 Bridgeport, CT

STD rates in Bridgeport have remained steady over the past several years. The most commonly reported STD in Bridgeport and the greater Fairfield County is chlamydia. In 2011, there were a total of 1,294 cases of chlamydia reported in Bridgeport. In 2014, there were a total of 1,296 cases of chlamydia reported. Similarly, gonorrhea reports remained steady. In 2011, there were a total of 266 cases of gonorrhea reported in Bridgeport. In 2014, there were a total of 263 cases of gonorrhea reported. Syphilis reports have actually increased in that time. In 2011, there were a total of 67 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 87 cases of syphilis reported.4

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have been decreasing over the past several years in the state of Connecticut. In 2007, there were a total of 455 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the state. In 2011, there were a total of 348 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the state. In Bridgeport, between the 2007 and 2011 there were a total of 222 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. Of those cases, 61.7% were reported in male patients. Of all cases reported, 57.2% were reported in black people and 32.4% were reported in Hispanic people. These two groups were the largest at-risk groups in Bridgeport.3 The Center for Disease Control recommends that any person over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.6

STDs and Sexual Education in Bridgeport, CT

The Connecticut State Department of Education demands that school districts in the state address the complete needs of its students including physical, social and emotional development. Sexual health education is viewed as an essential component to that development. The overall goal of sexual health education is to provide young people with the knowledge and skills to promote their health and well-being as they mature into sexually healthy adults. The state policy dictates that sexual health education should be delivered within the context of a planned, ongoing and systematic health education curriculum. This means that sexuality and sexual health education begins in the lower grades and continues until a student graduates from high school.

The education that a student receives is required to be developmentally appropriate, medically accurate and presented in a scientifically-based approach.5 High school aged people account for a large portion of reported STDs in Bridgeport and Fairfield County. People between the ages of 15 and 19 were the second most likely group to report cases of chlamydia in the area. Women were far more likely to report chlamydia as well.4 The CDC suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested for STDs. Any persons aged 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV and anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.6

STDs and Demographics in Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, like all of Connecticut, has had steady rates of STD reports over the past few years. In 2014, there were a total of 1,296 cases of chlamydia reported in Bridgeport. Of those cases, 71.3% were reported in women. Reports of chlamydia were most common among people between the ages of 20 and 24. Bridgeport had the third largest count of chlamydia reports in any city in Connecticut that year. In 2014, there were a total of 266 cases of gonorrhea reported in Bridgeport. Men accounted for 52.6% of all cases reported. This means that both men and women are each as likely to contract the infection. Gonorrhea was most likely to be reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29. Bridgeport had the third largest count of gonorrhea reports in any city in Connecticut that year.4

In 2014, there were a total of 87 cases of syphilis reported in the entire state of Connecticut. Of those cases, 80 were reported in male patients as opposed to 7 reported in female patients. Men accounted for 92% of all syphilis cases reported that year.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. 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.6

Your Best Bridgeport, CT STD Testing Option

Whether you are taking in the beautiful shoreline or visiting one of Bridgeport's many museums, if you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD there are options for you. Getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. All it takes is to answer a few brief medical questions to see which tests our doctors recommend. 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 - Bridgeport and and Fairfield County
  • 2 Living In Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT Info Page
  • 3 Connecticut HIV Report
  • 4 Connecticut County STD Breakdown
  • 5 Connecticut State Department of Education - Sexual Health Policy
  • 6 CDC Screening Recommendations