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Portland STD Testing Centers

Portland'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 Portland, OR

STD rates in Portland and the greater Multnomah County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2010, there were a total of 3,295 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 4,196 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing as well. In 2010, there were a total of 578 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 943 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Multnomah County, the number of cases have also been increasing as well. In 2010, there were a total of 64 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 220 cases of syphilis reported.3

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have been increasing slowly over the years in Multnomah County. In 2010, there were a total of 111 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported. In 2012, there were a total of 141 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the county. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV accounting for 91.9% of all cases reported in Oregon. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area were white people, who accounted for 72.5% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men (MSM), which accounted for 71.5% of all cases reported.4 The 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 Portland, OR

The state of Oregon only recently began to require sexuality and sexual health education curriculum in all public schools. School districts throughout the state are now required by state law to teach a program that focuses on infectious disease that includes hepatitis and HIV/AIDS awareness education. Newer and more expansive sexual health education programs must fulfill certain requirements that include course material on unplanned pregnancy prevention and STD/HIV prevention. This includes full instruction on both contraceptive devices and abstinence. All course materials and curriculum must be age-appropriate and medically accurate. Additionally, instruction must include lesson plans on sexual orientation, sexual violence and relationship skills. This new focus on expanding the sexual health curriculum students learn has become one of the most advanced programs in the country.6

In Portland and the greater Multnomah 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 Oregon.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 Portland, OR

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Portland and Multnomah County. In 2014, there was an incident rate of 545.7 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 residents. Women were more likely to report a chlamydia infection than a man as women accounted for 61.3% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Multnomah County. In 2014, there was an incident rate of 123.1 cases of gonorrhea reported per 100,000 residents in the county. Gonorrhea appeared more often in men who accounted for 78% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29.3

In Portland and Multnomah County, the number of syphilis cases has increased over the years. In 2014, there was an incident rate of 28.7 case of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents in. Men accounted for 96.4% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.3 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 sexually active women below the age of 25 who engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5

Your Best Portland, OR STD Testing Option

Portland 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 Portland, 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 - Portland and Multnomah County
  • 2 City of Portland - About
  • 3 Oregon Communicable Disease Report
  • 4 Oregon HIV Report
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Oregon State Sexual Health Guidelines and Requirements