STD Testing in Louisville, KY

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Louisville STD Testing Centers

Louisville'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 Louisville, KY

STD rates have increased over the past several years in Louisville and the rest of Kentucky. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported. In 2013, there was an average of 391.2 cases of chlamydia reported in the state per 100,000 residents. In 2014, there was an average of 402.2 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea cases have been on the rise. In 2013, there were an average of 98.5 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents in the region. By 2014, that average had increased to 111 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 people in the same area. In 2013, Kentucky had an average of 2.8 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 people. By 2014, that average had decreased to an average of 6 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 people.3

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in the area have gone up in the past few years. In 2013, there were a total of 4,000 cases of HIV reported in Louisville and Jefferson County. In 2015, there were a total of 4,227 cases of HIV reported in the area. Men are more likely to report HIV in Kentucky as they accounted for 83% of all cases reported. 64% of those all cases are reported in white people, making them the largest at-risk group in the state. People between the ages of 30 and 39 accounted for the largest group of newly diagnosed cases of HIV.4 The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all people between the ages of 13 and 64 should be tested at least once in their life for HIV.5

STDs and Sexual Education in Louisville, KY

All schools in Kentucky, including the schools in Louisville, follow the curriculum outlined by the Kentucky Department of Education known as "Program of Studies." This is the required curriculum for all students between the grades of 6 and 12. This standardized health and physical education program allows students to learn about responsible sexual behavior. This outline for sexual health education includes instruction on abstinence, prevention of unintended pregnancy and STD and HIV prevention education. In addition, students are taught a basic understanding of the reproductive system. State funds have also been made available to local health departments to help young people learn more. The state does not require parental permission for a student to participate in sexual health education.6

In Louisville, Jefferson County and the rest of Kentucky, 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 and gonorrhea in Kentucky according to the CDC. Women in this age group are more likely than men in this age group to contract an STD.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 Louisville, KY

In Louisville and the rest of Kentucky, the most common STD reported is chlamydia. In 2014, there was an average of 402.2 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents in the county. Women were 2.4 times more likely to report chlamydia than men. White people were the largest at-risk group in Kentucky. Chlamydia appeared more commonly among people between the ages of 15 and 29. Gonorrhea was the second most commonly reported STD in Louisville and the rest of Kentucky. In 2014, there was an average of 111 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents in the area. There was an even distribution of gonorrhea cases between men and women. Gonorrhea was most commonly found in patients between the ages of 20 and 29.3

In 2014, there was an average incident rate of 6 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents in Kentucky. Men accounted for the majority of all cases reported in the primary or secondary stage. White people were the largest at-risk group in Kentucky for syphilis in the primary or secondary stage. It was most commonly found in men who have sex with other men (MSM).3 Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are all preventable and treatable. The CDC recommends that any gay or bisexual men or men who have sex with men be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis at least once a year.5

Your Best Louisville, KY STD Testing Option

Louisville offers its residents many options for STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Kentucky, 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 - Louisville and Jefferson County
  • 2 City of Louisville - About
  • 3 Kentucky State STD Profile
  • 4 Kentucky State HIV/AIDS Report
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 5 Kentucky Sex Education Guidelines