STD Testing in Norfolk, VA
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Norfolk STD Testing Centers
Norfolk'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.
885 Kempsville CircleSte 210Norfolk, VA 23502Hours: MON-FRI 8:00AM-5:00PM
4876 Baxter RoadVirginia Beach, VA 23462-4404Hours: M-F 8:00 am-1:00 pm & 2:00 pm-5:00 pm, Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm
STD Statistics in Norfolk, VA
STD rates in Norfolk area have been decreasing in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2011, there were a total of 3,108 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 2,842 cases of chlamydia reported.3 Gonorrhea cases have increased in that time. In 2011, there were a total of 748 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 794 cases of gonorrhea reported.4 In Norfolk the number of cases have decreased slightly. In 2011, there were a total of 11 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 17 cases of syphilis reported.5
Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have decreased over the years in Norfolk. In 2011, there were a total of 96 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported. In 2015, there were a total of 72 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the state. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV, accounting for 74% of all cases reported in Virginia. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area was the black community, who accounted for 60% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men, which accounted for 56% of all cases reported.6 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.7
STDs and Sexual Education in Norfolk, VA
Norfolk follows the same program for sexuality and sexual health education as all other cities in the state of Virginia. The Virginia Board of Education created a curriculum known as Family Life Education which serves as an outline for the standards of learning in all Virginia public schools. This curriculum is intended to be age-appropriate, medically accurate and teach lessons both on abstinence and other various forms of contraception, including condoms and birth control, though abstinence is intended to be the focus. Furthermore, classroom materials must present up to date information on both STD and HIV prevention. Norfolk schools, like all schools in Virginia, must focus on the prevention of unintended pregnancy and the idea of family planning.8
The state of Virginia does require parental permission for students to participate in sexuality or sexual health education. Each school must present a written outline of any sex education program to be distributed among a student's parents. 8 In Norfolk, 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 STDs in Virginia. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in Norfolk and it is most present in female patients.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.7
STDs and Demographics in Norfolk, VA
Chlamydia has been the most commonly reported STD in Norfolk for the past several years. In 2014, there was an incident rate of 1,154.6 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. In Virginia, Women are more likely to report a chlamydia infection than a man. Women account for 68.1% of all cases reported in the state. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia infection was the black community, which accounted for 43.3% of all reports. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24.3 Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Norfolk. In 2014, there was an incident rate of 131.8 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents in the city. In Virginia, the largest at risk group was the black community which accounted for 62.4% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29.4
In Virginia, the number of syphilis cases have remained consistent over the years and in Norfolk they have increased as well. In 2014, there was an incident rate of 6.9 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents in Norfolk. Men accounted for the majority of reported cases of syphilis. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25. 5 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea 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.7
Your Best Norfolk, VA STD Testing Option
Norfolk 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 the city of Norfolk, 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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- 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Norfolk
- 2 City of Norfolk - About
- 3 Virginia State STD Reports - Chlamydia - 2014
- 4 Virginia State STD Reports - Gonorrhea - 2014
- 5 Virginia State STD Report - Syphilis - 2014
- 6 Virginia State HIV Report - 2014
- 7 CDC Screening Recommendations
- 8 Virginia Health and Family Education Guidelines