STD Testing in Newark, DE
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Newark STD Testing Centers
Newark'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.
304 North StSte 5Elkton, MD 21921Hours: MON-FRI 7:00AM-3:00PM CLOSED LUNCH 11:00AM-11:30AM, SAT 7:00AM-11:00AM
STD Statistics in Newark, DE
Gonorrhea cases have been on the rise in Newark and the greater New Castle County. In 2005 there were a total of 913 cases of gonorrhea reported in the state of Delaware. In 2014, that number had risen to a total of 1,279 cases of gonorrhea reported in the state. In Newark and New Castle County, there were a total of 789 cases of gonorrhea reported in 2014. New Castle County accounted for 61.7% of all gonorrhea cases reported throughout the state of Delaware. Reports of syphilis have also increased over the same period of time. In 2005, there were a total of 11 cases of syphilis reported in the state of Delaware. By 2014, that number had increased to a total of 47 cases of syphilis reported. In Newark and New Castle County, there were a total of 33 cases of syphilis reported. New Castle County accounted for a total of 70.2% of all syphilis cases reported in the state.4
Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have decreased in the past several years in the entire state of Delaware. In 2009, there were a total of 154 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in Delaware. By 2013, that number had decreased to a total of 116 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. It is far more likely to report HIV in men. Men account for 79% of all cases reported in the state. The largest at-risk group in Delaware is the black community which accounts for 58% of all cases reported.3 The Center for Disease Control recommends that any person over the age of 13 and under the age of 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.6
STDs and Sexual Education in Newark, DE
In Newark, all public schools attempt to follow the regulations for sexual health that are outlined by the state. The state of Delaware requires sexuality education as part of health education in kindergarten through 12th grade. Sexuality education must follow the approved Delaware Health Education Curriculum. State curriculum dictates that sexuality education include an HIV prevention program and stresses the benefits of abstinence from high risk sexual behaviors. The state also dictates a minimum number of classroom hours to be spent teaching comprehensive health education. In order to graduate from high school, all students in Delaware must complete a half credit health education class that includes sexuality education. The state does not require parental permission for students to participate in sexuality and sexual health education or HIV and STD education. It does not however prohibit parents from removing their children from such classes.5
High school aged people account for a large portion of reported STDs in Newark and New Castle County. People between the ages of 15 and 19 were the second largest group to report cases of chlamydia or gonorrhea in the city, county and state. Women were far more likely to report chlamydia.4 The CDC suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested for STDs. It is recommended that any sexually active person should be tested once a year for STDs.6
STDs and Demographics in Newark, DE
In 2013, Delaware ranked 6th in the nation in gonorrhea infection at 151.6 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported among people between the ages of 15 and 29. Syphilis reports have been on the rise nationwide. In Delaware reports have increased as well. In 2009 the case rate of syphilis in Delaware was 3.1 cases reported per 100,000 residents. By 2013, that rate had increased to 5.7 cases reported per 100,000 residents. While syphilis is far more common in male patients, there were a total of 5 cases of congenital syphilis (meaning the infection was transmitted from a mother to their unborn child) between 2009 and 2013. Syphilis was more commonly reported in people over the age of 25.
The Delaware Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health states that a large portion of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases go untreated each year. It warns that untreated cases of STDs in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. In both men and women, untreated STDs can lead to chronic pelvic pain and infertility. It also warns that untreated cases of STDs can increase the risk of HIV.7 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for 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.6
Your Best Newark, DE STD Testing Option
Whether you are in Newark for school or live there all year, the city has 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. All it takes to get started is answering 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.
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