STD Testing in Kansas City, MO

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Kansas City STD Testing Centers

Kansas City'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 Kansas City, MO

STD rates in Kansas City and the greater Jackson County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2013, there were a total of 5,078 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2015, there were a total of 5,252 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing as well. In 2013, there were a total of 1,860 cases of gonorrhea reported in Jackson County. In 2015, there were a total of 1,882 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of Missouri, syphilis rates have been rising. In 2013, there were a total of 200 cases of syphilis reported in Jackson County. In 2015, there were a total of 257 cases of syphilis reported.4

In 2015, there were a total of 3,086 people living with HIV in Jackson County. Men account for 82.7% of all diagnosed cases of HIV. HIV was most common in people between the ages of 25 and 39. The most common mode of transmission for HIV was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 69.2% of all cases reported. The largest at-risk group for HIV in Jackson County was the white community which accounted for 48.5% 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 Kansas City, MO

The state of Missouri does not require sexuality or sexual health education to be taught in public schools. It is determined by the local school districts, such as the school districts in Kansas City, to determine if a sexual health education program is appropriate for their schools. Should a school district choose to teach sexual health education there are requirements outlined by the state. If sex education curriculum is taught it must be medically accurate, age-appropriate and focus on abstinence before marriage as the preferred method of preventing both STD and HIV infection and unintended pregnancy. It is not required that a school include material on the use of contraceptives or birth control, although all programs must include a form of STD and HIV prevention education. While parents are notified of the beginning of all sexual health education programs, a student does not need to obtain their parent's permission to participate in these classes. Parents do have the right to remove a child from sex education in Missouri if they oppose the material in written form to the school district.5

In Kansas City and the greater Jackson County area, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 15 and 19 are the second largest group to report chlamydia cases. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the city and it is much more present in women than in men. Gonorrhea cases have been on the rise over the past several years.3, 4 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be testing regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests than all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.6

STDs and Demographics in Kansas City, MO

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Kansas City. In 2015, there were a total of 5,252 cases of chlamydia reported in Jackson County. Women accounted for 62.2% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia was the black community which accounted for 43.2% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Jackson County. In 2015, there were a total of 1,882 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Gonorrhea was more common in men. Men accounted for 51.6% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34. The largest at-risk group for gonorrhea was the black community which accounted for 57.1% of all cases reported. In Kansas City and the entire state of Missouri, syphilis cases have been increasing rapidly. In 2015, there were a total of 257 cases of syphilis reported in Jackson County. Men accounted for 84.1% 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 54.9% of all cases reported.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. The 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 Kansas City, MO STD Testing Option

Kansas City 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 Kansas City, 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 - Kansas City and Jackson County
  • 2 City of Kansas City - About
  • 3 Missouri HIV Report
  • 4 Missouri STD Reports 2013-2015
  • 5 Missouri House Bill No. 501
  • 6 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations