STD Testing in Chicago, IL

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Chicago STD Testing Centers

Chicago'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 Chicago, IL

STD cases have decreased in Chicago and the greater Cook County area over the last several years. Chlamydia has remained the most commonly reported STD in the region. In 2009, there were a total of 26,792 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2013, there were a total of 24,957 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. Cases of gonorrhea have decreased in that time. In 2009, there were a total of 11,007 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2013, there were a total of 8,401 cases of gonorrhea in the region. Syphilis cases have been rising in Chicago. In 2009, there were a total of 561 cases of syphilis reported in Chicago. In 2013, there were a total of 623 cases of syphilis reported in the city.3

HIV rates have been slowly declining as well. In 2009, there were a total of 1,105 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Chicago. In 2013, there were a total of 1,090 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the city of Chicago. 84.4% of people living with HIV in Chicago are male. The largest at-risk group for HIV was the black community which accounted for 52.5% of all new cases of HIV in Chicago. The most common mode of transmission in Iowa was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 75% of all cases reported in men.3, 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 for HIV.5

STDs and Sexual Education in Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Schools follow a very precise lesson plan for teaching sexuality and sexual health education that spans from kindergarten to 12th grade. All material in the Chicago curriculum are designed to be age-appropriate and medically accurate. From a young age, students in Chicago learn about human development, relationship safety and family planning. In the later grades STI and HIV prevention education is entered into regular curriculum. At this same point in the CPS program students are introduced to multiple options for engaging in safe sex including abstinence, condoms and birth control. CPS does not require students to obtain permission from their parents to participate in sexual education, however any parent has the ability to opt-out their children from such course material if they feel it is not appropriate. Furthermore, students are taught how alcohol and drug abuse can create an additional risk for STDs.6 High school aged people account for a large portion of reported STDs in Chicago. In 2014, people between the ages of 13 and 19 were the second largest group to report cases of any STDs in the city of Chicago.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 Chicago, IL

In 2013, there were a total of 24,957 cases of chlamydia reported in Chicago and Cook County. In the same year, chlamydia was most common in women between the ages of 20 and 29. Women accounted for 69.6% of all chlamydia cases reported. Black people were the largest at-risk groups for chlamydia infection accounting for 52.8% of all cases reported. In 2013, there were a total of 8,401 cases of gonorrhea reported in Chicago and Cook County. In the same year, gonorrhea was slightly more common in men. Men accounted for 51% of all gonorrhea cases reported. Gonorrhea was most common in people between the ages of 20 and 29. The largest at-risk groups for gonorrhea white people and the black community which account for over 63.8% of all cases reported.3, 4

In 2013, there were a total of 623 cases of syphilis in Chicago and Cook County. Syphilis was significantly more common in men than in women. Men account for 91% of all syphilis cases reported in Chicago. Syphilis was most commonly found in patients over the age of 25.3 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 20 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5

Your Best Chicago, IL STD Testing Option

Chicago is a booming city with a lot for its residents and visitors to do. The city offers many options for STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Chicago, 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. 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 - Chicago and Cook County
  • 2 City of Chicago - About
  • 3 Illinois Department of Public Health - STD Report
  • 4 Chicago HIV/STI Surveillance Report
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 CPS - Sexual Health Outline