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Charlotte STD Testing Centers

Charlotte'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 Charlotte, NC

STD rates in Charlotte and the greater Mecklenburg County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2007, there was an incident rate of 202 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 residents reported in the county. In 2015, there was an incident rate of 647 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing as well. In 2007, there was an incident rate of 136 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents in Mecklenburg County. In 2015, there was an incident rate of 191 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents. Throughout all of North Carolina, syphilis rates have been decreasing. In Charlotte, the number of cases has decreased significantly. In 2007, there was an incident rate of 135.9 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents in the Charlotte area. In 2015, there was an incident rate of 8.4 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents.3, 4

In 2015, there was an incident rate of 31.4 newly diagnosed HIV cases per 100,000 residents in Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County had the highest incident rate of any county in North Carolina. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV. The largest at-risk group for HIV in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County was the African American community which accounted for 61% of all cases reported.3 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.6

STDs and Sexual Education in Charlotte, NC

North Carolina school districts, including the school districts of Charlotte, are required to teach a comprehensive health education program. All curriculum must include information on the prevention of STDs and HIV, as well as a focus on the idea of abstinence until marriage. Parental involvement in sexual health education is stressed greatly by all schools in North Carolina. By state law, all curriculum must include a lesson plan that teaches refusal skills and strategies to deal with peer pressure. Additionally, state law requires that all sexual health education programs must teach students that a mutally faithful monogomous and hetersexual relationship in the context of marriage is the best way to avoid STDs and HIV. All course materials are required to be medically accurate, statistically accurate and age-appropriate.5

In the city of Charlotte and the greater Mecklenburg County area, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People under the age of 19 are the second largest group to report STDs in North Carolina. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the Charlotte region and it is much more present in women than in men.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 test regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.6

STDs and Demographics in Charlotte, NC

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Charlotte. In 2013, there were a total of 6,087 cases of chlamydia reported in Mecklenburg County. Women accounted for 77% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia was the black community which accounted for 40% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Mecklenburg County. In 2013, there were a total of 1,775 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Gonorrhea was more common in women. Women accounted for 55% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29. The largest at-risk group for gonorrhea was the black community which accounted for 54% of all cases reported.

In Charlotte, the number of syphilis cases has decreased over the years. In 2013, there were a total of 151 cases of syphilis reported in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Men accounted for 91% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25. The largest at-risk group for syphilis was the black community which accounted for 66% of all cases reported in the region.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 engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.6

Your Best Charlotte, NC STD Testing Option

Charlotte 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 Charlotte, 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 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 - Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
  • 2 City of Charlotte - About
  • 3 North Carolina STD/HIV Reports 2013
  • 4 Mecklenburg County Health Reports - 2015
  • 5 North Carolina State Policy on Sexual Health Education
  • 6 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations