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Hartford STD Testing Centers

Hartford'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 Hartford, CT

STD rates have been decreasing in Hartford. Chlamydia has been the most commonly reported STD over the past several years. In 2011, there were a total of 1,851 cases of chlamydia reported in Hartford. In 2014, that number had decreased to 1,666 cases of chlamydia reported in the city. Gonorrhea cases have also decreased in that time. In 2011, there were a total of 517 cases of gonorrhea reported in Hartford. In 2014, there were a total of 398 cases of gonorrhea reported in the city. Syphilis reports have increased in that time. In 2011, there were a total of 67 cases of syphilis reported in all of Connecticut. In 2014, there were a total of 87 cases of syphilis reported.4

HIV cases 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 Hartford, between the 2007 and 2011 there were a total of 308 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. Of those cases, 66.9% were reported in male patients. Of all cases reported, 44.8% were reported in the Hispanic community and 41.6% were reported in the black community. These two groups were the largest at-risk groups in Hartford.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 Hartford, CT

Hartford follows all state policies and guidelines for sexual education. The Connecticut State Department of Education mandates that school districts in the state address the whole 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 Hartford and the Hartford 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 Hartford, CT

Hartford has had a decrease in rates of STD reports over the past few years. In 2014, there were a total of 1,666 cases of chlamydia reported in Hartford. Of those cases, 71% were reported in women. Reports of chlamydia were most common among people between the ages of 15 and 24. Hartford had the largest count of chlamydia reports in any city in Connecticut that year. In 2014, there were a total of 398 cases of gonorrhea reported in Hartford. Men accounted for 53% 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 34. Hartford also had the 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. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29.4 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 Hartford, CT STD Testing Option

Hartford has many options for STD treatment and testing. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD then getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. All it takes to get started is answering 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 - Hartford and Hartford County
  • 2 Residents of Hartford - Hartford, 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