STD Testing in Tallahassee, FL
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Tallahassee STD Testing Centers
Tallahassee'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.
1605 E Plaza DriveTallahassee, FL 32308Hours: M-F: 6:30AM-3:00PM SAT 8:00AM-NOON 3rd Wednesday of every month site closes at 2:00pm
1594 Capital Circle NWTallahassee, FL 32303Hours: MON-FRI 7:00AM-4:00PM CLOSED LUNCH NOON-1:00PM
STD Statistics in Tallahassee, FL
In Tallahassee, the most commonly STD reported is chlamydia. Chlamydia rates have been increasing slowly over the past few years. In 2008, there were a total of 2,827 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2015, there were a total of 2,986 cases of chlamydia reported in the area.3, 8 Gonorrhea cases have decreased in that time period. In 2008, there were a total of 1,050 cases of gonorrhea reported in the Tallahassee. In 2015, there were a total of 865 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 11 cases of syphilis reported. In 2015, there were a total of 22 cases of syphilis reported.3, 10
Newly diagnosed cases of HIV have increased slightly over the past few years. In 2012, there were a total of 58 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Leon County. By 2014, that number had grown to a total of 63 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the county. The largest at-risk group was the black community which accounted for 82.8% of all cases reported. Men were significantly more at-risk than women as men accounted for 67.2% of all cases reported. HIV was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 25 and 39.4 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 Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee school districts make an effort to follow all standards and guidelines for sex education as mandated 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 the expected standard and the consequences of teenage pregnancy. This approach emphasizes abstinence-until-marriage as the only certain way to prevent unintended pregnancy and STDs. Curriculum is designed for students in grades 7 through 12 and also includes a teen dating violence and abuse component. Furthermore, 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 Tallahassee. 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 Tallahassee, FL
In 2015, there were a total of 2,986 cases of chlamydia reported in Tallahassee and Leon 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. Leon County accounted for 3.3% of all chlamydia cases reported in the state of Florida.3, 8
In 2015, there were a total of 865 cases of gonorrhea reported in Tallahassee and Leon 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 22 cases of syphilis reported in Tallahassee and Leon 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 Tallahassee, FL STD Testing Option
Tallahassee has many options for STD treatment and testing. 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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- 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Tallahassee and Leon County
- 2 City of Tallahassee - About
- 3 Florida Department of Health - County STD Breakdown
- 4 Leon 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