STD Testing in Providence, RI

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Providence STD Testing Centers

Providence'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 Providence, RI

STD rates in Providence and the Providence County area have increased over the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2009, there were a total of 3,619 cases of chlamydia reported in all of Rhode Island. In 2013, there were a total of 4,312 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing in that time as well. In 2009, there were a total of 322 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2013, there were a total of 454 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Providence, the number of cases have been increasing as well. In 2009, there were a total of 34 cases of syphilis reported. In 2013, there were a total of 67 cases of syphilis reported.3

In 2013, there were a total of 2,209 people estimated to be living with HIV in Rhode Island. Men were three times more likely than women to be diagnosed with HIV in the state.The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area were black people, who accounted for about 50% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men. HIV was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 20 and 29.3 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 Providence, RI

All Rhode Island schools, including schools in Providence, are required to provide students with accurate information and instruction on sexuality, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. The Rhode Island Department of Education is very specific on which topics must discussed in sexual health education. Those topics include the responsibilities of family membership and adulthood, including issues pertaining to reproduction, abstinence, dating, marriage and parenthood. Schools must also provide information about STDs and prevention, sexuality and lifestyles. All sexual health courses must stress the importance of abstinence as the most efficient way to prevent HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy. Age-appropriate health education is taught between kindergarten and 12th grade. It is required that each school notify all parents before a student begins any course or lesson on sexual health education so that a parent or guardian may opt-out of the program should they so desire.4

In Providence and the larger Providence County area, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 13 and 18 are the second largest group to report chlamydia and gonorrhea in the city. Women between the ages of 13 and 18 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 Providence, RI

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Providence and the entire state of Rhode Island. In 2013, there were a total of 4,312 cases of chlamydia reported in the area Women are more likely to be diagnosed with a chlamydia infection than men in Providence. Women accounted for 75.5% of all chlamydia cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Gonorrhea reports have decreased over the past few years in Rhode Island. In 2013, there were a total of 454 cases of gonorrhea reported in the region. Men were more likely to report gonorrhea as they accounted for 58% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29.3

In Providence and the greater Providence County area, the number of syphilis cases has increased over the years. In 2013, there were a total of 67 cases of syphilis reported in the city. Men accounted for nearly all cases reported in Rhode Island. Syphilis most commonly appeared in men who have sex with other men (MSM). Syphilis was also 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 (MSM). 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 Providence, RI STD Testing Option

Providence 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 Rhode Island, 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 - Providence and Providence County
  • 2 City of Providence - About
  • 3 Rhode Island Annual STD/HIV Report - 2013
  • 4 Rhode Island Department of Education Health Education Requirements
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations