STD Testing in Memphis, TN

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Memphis STD Testing Centers

Memphis' 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 Memphis, TN

STD rates in Memphis and the greater Shelby County area have decreased over the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2012, there were a total of 9,926 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 8,084 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been decreasing in that time as well. In 2012, there were a total of 3,679 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 2,160 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Memphis and Shelby County, the number of cases have been decreasing. In 2012, there were a total of 556 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 397 cases of syphilis reported.3

In 2014, there were a total of 287 people who were newly diagnosed with HIV in Shelby County. Men were more likely than women to report HIV accounting for 72.8% of all cases reported in the region. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area were black people, who accounted for about 84% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men which accounted for 48% of all cases reported. HIV was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 20 and 29.3, 4The 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 Memphis, TN

In the state of Tennessee it is forbidden by law to teach any sexual health education program without the approval of the state school board. Should a program be developed and approved, it must include only information encouraging abstinence from sexual intercourse during the teen and pre-teen years. In Tennessee, violation of this rule is considered a Class C misdemeanor. Memphis schools, and all public schools in Shelby County, do include instruction on sexual health education. Shelby County is the recipient of a grant from the CDC to improve sexual health education. The goals of The county is also responsible for gathering data for the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey and School Health Profiles database. As part of the grant, Shelby County schools are required to present students with a form of HIV/STD prevention education.6

In Memphis and the larger Shelby 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 and gonorrhea in the city. 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 Memphis, TN

In 2014, there were a total of 8,084 cases of chlamydia reported in Memphis and Shelby County. In Shelby County, women account for 73.5% of all chlamydia cases reported. Men accounted for 26.5% of cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The largest at-risk group is the African-American community which accounts for 88% of all cases reported. In 2014, there were a total of 2,160 cases of gonorrhea reported in Memphis and Shelby County. In Shelby County, men and women each account for about 50% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34. The largest at-risk group was the African-American community which account for 94% of all cases reported.3

In 2014, there were a total of 397 cases of syphilis reported in Memphis and Shelby County. In Shelby County, men account for 74.3% of all syphilis cases reported. The remaining cases were all reported in women. Syphilis is most commonly reported in people between teh ages of 20 and 24.3 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 Memphis, TN STD Testing Option

Memphis 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 Tennessee, 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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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Memphis and Shelby County
  • 2 City of Memphis - About
  • 3 Shelby County Annual STD/HIV Report - 2014
  • 4 Tennessee State HIV Report - 2014
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 CDC Funded Local Agencies - Shelby County Healthy Schools