STD Testing in Saint Louis, MO

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Saint Louis STD Testing Centers

Saint Louis' 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 St. Louis, MO

STD rates in St. Louis and the greater St. Louis County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2013, there were a total of 5,211 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2015, there were a total of 5,721 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing as well. In 2013, there were a total of 1,734 cases of gonorrhea reported in St. Louis County. In 2015, there were a total of 1,972 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of Missouri, syphilis rates have been rising. In St. Louis, the number of cases has decreased slightly. In 2013, there were a total of 120 cases of syphilis reported in the St. Louis area. In 2015, there were a total of 100 cases of syphilis reported.4

In 2015, there were a total of 5,379 people living with HIV in St. Louis County. Men account for 82.7% of all diagnosed cases of HIV. HIV was most common in people between the ages of 25 and 39. The most common mode of transmission for HIV was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 69.2% of all cases reported. The largest at-risk group for HIV in St. Louis and St. Louis County was the white community, which accounted for 48.5% of all cases reported.3 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.6

STDs and Sexual Education in St. Louis, MO

The state of Missouri does not require sexuality or sexual health education to be taught in public schools. It is determined by the local school districts, such as the school districts in St. Louis, to determine if a sexual health education program is appropriate for their schools. Should a school district choose to teach sexual health education there are requirements outlined by the state. If sex education curriculum is taught it must be medically accurate, age-appropriate and focus on abstinence before marriage as the preferred method of preventing both STD and HIV infection and unintended pregnancy. It is not required that a school include material on the use of contraceptives or birth control, although all programs must include a form of STD and HIV prevention education. While parents are notified of the beginning of all sexual health education programs, a student does not need to obtain their parent's permission to participate in these classes. Parents do have the right to remove a child from sex education in Missouri if they oppose the material in written form to the school district.5

In the city of St. Louis and the greater St. Louis County area, sexually active high school aged people 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 cases. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the city and it is much more present in women than in men.3, 4 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.6

STDs and Demographics in St. Louis, MO

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in St. Louis. In 2015, there were a total of 5,721 cases of chlamydia reported in St. Louis County. Women accounted for 68% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia was the black community which accounted for 56.1% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in St. Louis County. In 2015, there were a total of 1,972 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Gonorrhea was more common in men. Men accounted for 54.2% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34. The largest at-risk group for gonorrhea was the black community which accounted for 75.1% of all cases reported.

In St. Louis, the number of syphilis cases has decreased over the years. In 2015, there were a total of 100 cases of syphilis reported in St. Louis County. Men accounted for 79% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25. The largest at-risk group for syphilis was the black community which accounted for 52% of all cases reported in the region.4 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.6

Your Best St. Louis, MO STD Testing Option

St. Louis 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 St. Louis, 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 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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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - St. Louis and St. Louis County
  • 2 City of St. Louis - About
  • 3 Missouri HIV Report
  • 4 Missouri STD Reports 2013-2015
  • 5 Missouri House Bill No. 501
  • 6 CDC - STD Screening Recommendations