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STD Statistics in Little Rock, AR
STD rates in Little Rock and the greater Pulaski County area STDs have increased over the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2013, there were a total of 2,955 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 3,202 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing in that time. In 2013, there were a total of 1,008 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 1,177 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Little Rock and Pulaski County, the number of cases have been decreasing. In 2013, there were a total of 111 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 72 cases of syphilis reported.3
In 2014, there were a total of 153 people who were newly diagnosed with HIV in Pulaski County. Men were more likely than women to report HIV accounting for 74.1% of all cases reported in the region. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area were black people, who accounted for about 54.5% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men which accounted for 51.7% of all cases reported in men. HIV was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 25 and 34.4 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.5
STDs and Sexual Education in Little Rock, AR
Arkansas state law does not require any school in the state to teach sexual health education or STD/HIV prevention education. Any school, including any public school in Little Rock, may elect to teach these programs. Should a school elect to teach a sexual health education program, they must focus on teaching abstinence from sexual activity as the preferred method of preventing STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy. A school-based health clinic is allowed to distribute contraceptives as well as sexual health education literature. These types of school-based health clinics must maintain records of the number of contraceptives distributed as well as the number of STDs and pregnancies within the school population. Parental permission is not required in Arkansas for a student to participate in sexual health education.6
In Little Rock and the larger Pulaski 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 in the state of Arkansas. Women between the ages of 15 and 19 are at a much larger risk than men of the same age.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.5
STDs and Demographics in Little Rock, AR
In 2014, there were a total of 3,202 cases of chlamydia reported in Little Rock and Pulaski County. In Arkansas, women account for 73.3% of all chlamydia cases reported. Men accounted for 26.7% of cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The largest at-risk group is the black community which accounts for 45.9% of all cases reported. In 2014, there were a total of 1,177 cases of gonorrhea reported in Little Rock and Pulaski County. In Arkansas, women account for 54.2% of all cases reported making them slightly more likely than men to report gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29. The largest at-risk group was the black community which accounted for 65.3% of all cases reported.3
In 2014, there were a total of 72 cases of syphilis reported in Little Rock and Pulaski County. In Arkansas, men account 69.7% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 25 and 34. The largest at-risk group was the Hispanic community which accounted for 40% of all cases reported.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 25 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5
Your Best Little Rock, AR STD Testing Option
Little Rock 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 Arkansas, 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. 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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