STD Testing in Savannah, GA
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Savannah STD Testing Centers
Savannah'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.
6606 Abercorn StStes 100, 108HSavannah, GA 31405-5817Hours: M-F 7:00AM - 4:00PM CLOSED LUNCH 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
STD Statistics in Savannah, GA
STD cases have increased in Savannah and the greater Chatham County area over the last several years. Chlamydia has remained the most commonly reported STD in the region. In 2009, there were a total of 2,709 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2013, there were a total of 3,675 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. Cases of gonorrhea have decreased in number of reports in that time. In 2009, there were a total of 971 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2013, there were a total of 718 cases of gonorrhea in the region. Syphilis cases have been decreasing in Savannah. In 2009, there were a total of 52 cases of syphilis reported in Savannah. In 2013, there were a total of 27 cases of syphilis reported in the city.3, 4
In 2014, there were a total of 2,247 cases of newly diagnosed HIV in the state of Georgia that year. 75% of people living with HIV in Georgia are male. The largest at-risk group for HIV was the black community which accounted for 75% of all new cases of HIV in Georgia. The most common mode of transmission in Georgia was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 76.3% of all cases reported in men.5 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.7
STDs and Sexual Education in Savannah, GA
In Savannah, public schools attempt to follow all guidelines for sex education as dictated by the state of Georgia. State law requires schools to include sexual health topics and HIV/AIDS prevention education as part of the health and physical education curriculum. Recently, school officials in the state have made several proposals to update current lesson plans to better reflect current statistics and information. Additionally, there is currently a great deal of support for the emphasis on abstinence-only education. Sexual health education programs in Georgia are not mandatory. Every parent has the right to opt-out their child from receiving this type of education by supplying a written notice to a student's school board.6
Throughout Georgia, each local board of education must establish a committee to regularly review both sex education and HIV prevention instructional materials. This committee then makes recommendations concerning the age and grade level use of those materials. Recommendations made by the committee must be approved by the local board of education before implementation can occur. The committees are composed primarily of parents with children enrolled in the local public schools, educators, health professionals and other community representatives. The committees also include a male and female student currently attending the 11th or 12th grade in the public school district being reviewed.6 High school aged people account for a large portion of reported STDs in Savannah. People between the ages of 15 and 24 were the largest group to report cases of any STDs in Georgia.3
STDs and Demographics in Savannah, GA
In 2013, there were a total of 3,675 cases of chlamydia reported in Savannah and Chatham County. In the same year, chlamydia was most common in women between the ages of 15 and 24. Women accounted for 72% of all chlamydia cases reported. Both the black and Hispanic communities were the largest at-risk groups for chlamydia infection. In 2013, there were a total of 718 cases of gonorrhea reported in Savannah and Chatham County. In the same year, gonorrhea was more common in women. Women accounted for 52% of all gonorrhea cases reported in Georgia. Gonorrhea was most common in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The largest at-risk group for gonorrhea was in the black community which account for over 70% of all cases reported.3, 4
In 2013, there were a total of 27 cases of syphilis in Savannah and Chatham County. Syphilis was significantly more common in men than in women. Men are 15 times more likely to report syphilis infection than women. Syphilis was most commonly found in patients over the age of 20. Additionally there were 2 cases of congenital syphilis in Savannah.3, 4 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.7
Your Best Savannah, GA STD Testing Option
Savannah offers its residents many options for STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Savannah, 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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- 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Savannah and Chatham County
- 2 City of Savannah - About
- 3 Georgia Department of Public Health - STD Profile 2012
- 4 Georgia Department of Public Health - STD Data Summary 2009-2013
- 5 AIDSVu - Georgia State Profile
- 6 Georgia Department of Education - Health and Physical Education Program Plan
- 7 CDC Screening Recommendations