STD Testing in New Orleans, LA

  1. Medical intake Receive a personal test recommendation from our doctors.
  2. Get tested You can get tested at a local lab.
  3. Your results Access your results usually in 3 business days or less in your secure online account.
  4. Doctor consult Connect with our medical team for a follow up.
Health Test Express logo

Test from the privacy of your home

STD Test Kits starting at $79

Get tested at home

Shipping not available to AR, DE, NJ, NY, NC, OK, RI and Puerto Rico. At this time, insurance cannot be used for at-home kits.

What makes us different

  • Insurance accepted *

    We are one of the only online testing services that accepts insurance plans.

  • Nationwide lab testing

    We partner with thousands of labs nationwide for testing, no appointment needed.

  • Safety & security

    We protect all of your information with leading industry technology.

  • Results in 3 days or less

    Receive your results usually in 3 business days or less. When you include 'HIV Early Detection' and trichomoniasis testing, all results may take up to 5 business days.

  • Speak to people who care

    Have one of our trained and certified Care Advisors walk you through the process from start to finish.

  • Doctor’s consults included

    Our medical team is available for follow up consults to discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan.

Recommend to Others
9.0/10
Overall Speed
9.1/10
Overall Convenience
9.3/10
Privacy of Service
8.9/10
Average ratings based on our patient reviews.
Would recommend to others

Average rating based on our patient reviews.

New Orleans STD Testing Centers

New Orleans' 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 New Orleans, LA

The most commonly reported STD in New Orleans has been chlamydia for many years. Cases of the infection have increased over time. In 2008, there were a total of 2,653 cases of chlamydia reported in New Orleans. In 2013, there were a total of 3,973 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have also risen in that time period. In 2008, there were a total of 1,297 cases of gonorrhea reported in the region. In 2013, there were a total of 1,468 cases of gonorrhea reported. Syphilis cases have been on the rise nationwide, however, in New Orleans they are steadily declining. In 2008, there were a total of 99 cases of syphilis reported in New Orleans. In 2013, that number increased to a total of 65 cases of syphilis.4

There were 1,298 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the state of Louisiana in 2013. New cases of HIV are much more common among men. Men account for 69% of all new cases of HIV. The largest at-risk group is among black people who were 5 times more likely to report HIV than any other group in the state. HIV is most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 25 and 34.3 The Centers for Disease Control recommends that any person over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once in their life for HIV.5

STDs and Sexual Education in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans schools attempt to follow all guidelines dictated by the state for sexual health education. Louisiana does not require instruction in sexual health education at any grade level, but does allow sexual health education to be taught in grades 7-12. If a school chooses to offer a sex education program there are outlined topics to be included in the curriculum. Sexual health education must emphasize abstinence, but can also include instruction on other preventative methods, such as birth control and condoms. It is to be instructed that abstinence from sexual activity is the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancy, STDs or HIV transmission. Students must be taught that they have the ability to control their personal behavior and curriculum should encourage students to make decisions based on reasoning, self-esteem and respect for both the self and for others.6

In Louisiana, sexual health education excludes several topics. It can not include any advocacy for abortion or homosexuality. It cannot include the influence of a religious belief system nor may it test or quiz students on their personal family's views on such course material.6 Young people account for a large portion of reported STDs in New Orleans and Orleans Parish. In 2013, people aged between the ages of 14 and 19 were the second largest group to report cases of any STDs in Louisiana.3 The CDC recommends that any sexually active person should be tested once a year for STDs.5

STDs and Demographics in New Orleans, LA

In 2013, there were a total of 3,973 cases of chlamydia reported in New Orleans and Orleans Parish. In Louisiana, women account for 74% of all chlamydia cases reported and men accounted for 26% of cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. New Orleans accounts for 13.8% of all chlamydia cases reported in the state of Louisiana. In 2013, there were a total of 1,468 cases of gonorrhea reported in Orleans Parish. In Louisiana, women account for about 56.8% of all cases of gonorrhea reported. Gonorrhea is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34. New Orleans accounts for 16.9% of all gonorrhea cases reported in Louisiana.4

In 2013, there were a total of 65 cases of syphilis reported in Orleans Parish. In Louisiana, men account for 72.8% of all syphilis cases reported. The remaining cases were all reported in women. Syphilis is most commonly reported in people over the age of 25. New Orleans accounts for 15.4% of all syphilis cases reported in the state of Louisiana.4 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 New Orleans, LA STD Testing Option

New Orleans 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, 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.

Not insured? Looking for a lower cost testing option? Find information on free STD testing in New Orleans, Louisiana.

References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - New Orleans and Orleans Parish
  • 2 City of New Orleans - About
  • 3 State of Louisiana STD and HIV Surveillance Report - 2013
  • 4 Louisiana STD Annual Report
  • 5 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Louisiana Sexual Health Education Laws