STD Testing in Springfield, IL

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Springfield STD Testing Centers

Springfield'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 Springfield, IL

STD cases have increased in Springfield and the greater Sangamon 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 1,223 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2012, there were a total of 1,369 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. Cases of gonorrhea have decreased in that time. In 2009, there were a total of 702 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2012, there were a total of 485 cases of gonorrhea in the region. Syphilis cases have been rising in Springfield and the larger Sangamon County. In 2009, there were zero cases of syphilis reported in the county. By 2012, there were a total of 8 cases of syphilis reported in the city.3

HIV rates have been slowly increasing as well. In 2010, there were a total of 7 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Springfield. In 2013, there were a total of 18 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the area. 79.5% of people living with HIV in Sangamon County are male. The largest at-risk group for HIV was the black community which accounted for 51.1% of all new cases of HIV in Illinois. The most common mode of transmission in Illinois was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 50.9% of all cases reported. 3,4 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.5

STDs and Sexual Education in Springfield, IL

In the state of Illinois all school districts follow the same curriculum codes, including the school districts in Springfield. The Illinois Department of Education's school curriculum codes state that students in the state must receive instruction on the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV/AIDS. Abstinence is expected to be the focal point of prevention and must be taught as the surest way to prevent not only HIV/AIDS but all STDs and unintended pregnancy. Health education in the state must only include material on the following topics: human ecology and health, the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and social responsibilities of family life including sexual abstinence until marriage and the prevention and control of all disease (including STDs and HIV). All sexual health programs must include medically accurate and age appropriate materials that teach on the hazards of birth control and condoms. Parents or guardians may remove their children from any or all sexuality education, family life programs, and/or STD/HIV programs. This is referred to as an "opt-out" policy.6

High school-aged people in Springfield account for a large portion of reported STDs in Chicago. In 2013, people between the ages of 15 and 19 were the second largest group to report cases of any STDs through the state of Illinois. Women in this age group were more than 2 times more likely than men to report an STD.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.5

STDs and Demographics in Springfield, IL

In 2012, there were a total of 1,369 cases of chlamydia reported in Springfield and Sangamon County. In the same year, chlamydia was most common in women between the ages of 20 and 29. Women accounted for 73.9% of all chlamydia cases reported. Black people were the largest at-risk groups for chlamydia infection accounting for 43.9% of all cases reported. In 2012, there were a total of 485 cases of gonorrhea reported in Springfield and Sangamon County. In the same year, gonorrhea was slightly more common in women. Women accounted for 57.1% of all gonorrhea cases reported. Gonorrhea was most common in people between the ages of 20 and 29. The largest at-risk groups for gonorrhea white people and the black community which account for over 56% of all cases reported.3

In 2012, there were a total of 8 cases of syphilis in Springfield and Sangamon County. Syphilis was significantly more common in men than in women. Men account for 85.2% of all syphilis cases reported in Springfield. Syphilis was most commonly found in patients over the age of 30.3 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 20 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5

Your Best Springfield, IL STD Testing Option

Springfield is a booming city with a lot for its residents and visitors to do. The city offers many options for STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Springfield, 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. 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 - Springfield and Sangamon County
  • 2 City of Springfield - About
  • 3 Illinois Department of Public Health - STD Report
  • 4 Illinois STD/HIV Update Reports 2010-2013
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Illinois Department of Education Sex Ed Guidelines