STD Testing in Sarasota, FL

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Sarasota STD Testing Centers

Sarasota'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 Sarasota, FL

The most common STD reported in Sarasota is chlamydia. Chlamydia rates have been increasing slowly over the past few years. In 2008, there were a total of 919 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2015, there were a total of 956 cases of chlamydia reported.3, 8 Gonorrhea cases have decreased in that time period. In 2008, there were a total of 369 cases of gonorrhea reported in the Sarasota County area. In 2015, there were a total of 306 cases of gonorrhea reported in the city.3, 9 Syphilis cases have been on the rise over the past several years in Florida. In 2008, there were a total of 2 cases of syphilis reported. In 2015, there were a total of 10 cases of syphilis reported.3, 10

Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have been decreasing over the past few years. In 2012, there were a total of 149 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Sarasota County. By 2014, that number had dropped to a total of 111 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the county. The largest at-risk group was white people which accounted for 50.5% of all cases reported. Men were significantly more at-risk than women, as they accounted for 73.9% of all cases reported. HIV was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 40 and 49.4 The Centers 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 Sarasota, FL

In Sarasota, school districts make an effort to follow all standards and policies for sexual health education as outlined by the Florida Department of Education. The current health education curriculum in Florida includes provisions to build an awareness of the benefits of sexual abstinence as well as the consequences of teenage pregnancy. This approach emphasizes abstinence-until-marriage as the only certain way to prevent pregnancy out of wedlock and STDs. Curriculum is designed for students in grades 7 through 12 and also includes a teen dating violence and abuse component. Additionally, the curriculum should include the definition of dating violence and abuse, the warning signs of dating violence and abusive behavior, the characteristics of healthy relationships, measures to prevent and stop dating violence and abuse, and community resources available to victims of dating violence and abuse. Florida policies allow for school districts to include HIV awareness education but do not require it. If it is included, HIV awareness education must include medically accurate and age-appropriate materials.7

High school aged people account for a large portion of reported STDs in Sarasota. People between the ages of 15 and 19 were the second largest group to report cases of any STDs in Florida.3 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 Sarasota, FL

In 2015, there were a total of 956 cases of chlamydia reported in Sarasota and Sarasota County. In Florida, women account for 74.6% of all chlamydia cases reported. Men accounted for 25.3% of cases reported and the remaining 0.1% were reported in the transgender community. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29.3, 8

In 2015, there were a total of 306 cases of gonorrhea reported in Sarasota and Sarasota County. In Florida, men and women each account for about 50% of all cases reported. There is a very small group of reports that reflect the prevalence of the infection in the transgender community. Gonorrhea is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34.3, 9

In 2015, there were a total of 10 cases of syphilis reported in Sarasota and Sarasota County. In Florida, men account for 90.2% of all syphilis cases reported. The remaining cases were all reported in women. Syphilis is most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.3, 10 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for chlamydia, 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 Sarasota, FL STD Testing Option

Whether you are in Sarasota for the sandy beaches or live there all year round, there are many options in the city for STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD, 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 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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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Sarasota and Sarasota County
  • 2 City of Sarasota - Things to Do
  • 3 Florida Department of Health - County STD Breakdown
  • 4 Sarasota County HIV Annual Report
  • 5 Florida State HIV Data Center
  • 6 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 7 Florida Department of Education - Policies, Standards and Guidelines (Health Education)
  • 8 Florida Charts - Chlamydia
  • 9 Florida Charts - Gonorrhea
  • 10 Florida Charts - Syphilis