STD Testing in Lincoln, NE

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Lincoln STD Testing Centers

Lincoln'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 Lincoln, NE

The number of STD cases in Lincoln and the greater Lancaster County area has been increasing over the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2011, there were a total of 1,234 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 1,490 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing in that time as well. In 2011, there were a total of 250 cases of gonorrhea reported in Lancaster County. In 2014, there were a total of 299 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been rising. In Lincoln, the number of cases has also increased. In 2011, there were a total of 10 cases of syphilis reported in the Lancaster County area. In 2014, there were a total of 23 cases of syphilis reported.8

In 2014, there was an incident rate of 126.9 cases of people living with HIV out of every 100,000 residents in Lancaster County. Men were more likely to report HIV. The largest at-risk group for HIV in Lincoln was the white community which accounted for 49.4% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission for HIV was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 57.1% of all cases reported.3, 7 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.10

STDs and Sexual Education in Lincoln, NE

The Nebraska Department of Education has a statewide framework in place for school districts, such as the school district in Lincoln, for developing sexuality and sexual health education programs. Any sexual health education curriculum used in the state has the exclusive purpose of teaching the social, psychological and health gains associated with abstaining from sexual contact. In Nebraska, abstinence is taught to be the only certain way to avoid STD, HIV or unintended pregnancy. Sexual health education also teaches the ideas of family development and relationship development, focusing on the ideas of monogamy in the context of marriage as the expected standard of human sexual activity. Lastly, programs in Nebraska are also intended to teach students the skills needed to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and drugs can affect a person's vulnerability to sexual activity. (9) In the city of Lincoln and the greater Lancaster 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 STDs in Nebraska. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in Lincoln and it is most present in female patients.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be tested regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.10

STDs and Demographics in Lincoln, NE

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Lincoln and Lancaster County. In 2015, there was an incident rate of 436.2 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. Women are 2.2 times more likely to report a chlamydia infection than a man. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24.3, 4 Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Lancaster County. In 2015, there was an incident rate of 123.9 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents in the county. Gonorrhea appeared equally in men and women. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29.3, 5

In Lincoln, the number of syphilis cases has decreased over the years. In 2015, there was an incident rate of 1 case of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Men accounted for all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.3, 6 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 sexually active women below the age of 25 who engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.10

Your Best Lincoln, NE STD Testing Option

Lincoln 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 Lincoln, 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. Similar to lab testing, results are available usually within 3 business days or less.

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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Lincoln and Lancaster County
  • 2 City of Lincoln - About
  • 3 Nebraska State Health Profile
  • 4 CDC - Lancaster County Chlamydia Statistics
  • 5 CDC - Lancaster County Gonorrhea Statistics
  • 6 CDC - Lancaster County Syphilis Statistics
  • 7 CDC - Lancaster County HIV Statistics
  • 8 Lancaster County Communicable Disease Report
  • 9 Nebraska Health Education Framework
  • 10 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations