STD Testing in Topeka, KS

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Topeka STD Testing Centers

Topeka'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 Topeka, KS

STD cases have increased in Topeka and the greater Shawnee County area over the last several years. Chlamydia has remained the most commonly reported STD in the region. In 2011, there were a total of 816 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2015, there were a total of 895 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. Cases of gonorrhea have increased in that time. In 2011, there were a total of 253 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2015, there were a total of 311 cases of gonorrhea in the region. Syphilis cases have been rising in Topeka and the larger Shawnee County. In 2011, there were 5 cases of syphilis reported in the county. By 2015, there were a total of 7 cases of syphilis reported in the city.3

HIV rates have been slowly decreasing as well. In 2008, there were a total of 200 people living with HIV in Topeka, Kansas. By 2010, there were a total of 183 people living with HIV in the area. 79.5% of people living with HIV in Allen County are male. The largest at-risk group for HIV was the white community which accounted for 89% of all new cases of HIV in Illinois. The most common mode of transmission in Kansas was in men who have sex with other men which accounted for 55% of all cases reported.4The 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 Topeka, KS

In Kansas, it is required for all elementary and secondary schools, including those in Topeka, to teach a program of physical education that includes instruction on both health and human sexuality. There is no specific guideline for this type of program, only a requirement that it must exist. The Kansas State Board of Education can remove any piece of a school's curriculum if they deem it inappropriate for students. The Kansas Health Education Standards require that each local board of education supply each student with a focus on abstinence until marriage in human sexuality that is developmentally appropriate. This instruction should include information about STDs and HIV/AIDS. These standards also require that these programs be medically accurate and research-based, and must include factual information regarding contraception and disease prevention. Kansas law does not require parental permission for students to participate in sexuality or HIV/AIDS education nor does it say whether parents or guardians may remove their children from such classes.6

In Topeka and the rest of Kansas, high school aged people who are sexually active 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 and gonorrhea in Kansas. Women in this age group are more likely than men in this age group to contract an STD.3 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.5

STDs and Demographics in Topeka, KS

In 2015, there were a total of 895 cases of chlamydia reported in Topeka and Shawnee County. In the same year, chlamydia was most common in women between the ages of 20 and 24. Women accounted for 67% of all chlamydia cases reported. Black people were the largest at-risk groups for chlamydia infection. In 2015, there were a total of 311 cases of gonorrhea reported in Topeka and Shawnee County. In the same year, gonorrhea was slightly more common in men. Men accounted for 52% of all gonorrhea cases reported. Gonorrhea was most common in people between the ages of 25 and 29. The largest at-risk groups for gonorrhea black people and the black community which account for over 60% of all cases reported.3

In 2015, there were a total of 7 cases of syphilis in Topeka and Shawnee County. Syphilis was significantly more common in men than in women. Men account for 78% of all syphilis cases reported in the region. 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 Topeka, KS STD Testing Option

Topeka offers its residents many options for STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Kansas, 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 - Topeka and Shawnee County
  • 2 City of Topeka - About
  • 3 Kansas State STI Case Report Database
  • 4 Kansas HIV Report Database
  • 5 CDC STD/HIV Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Kansas State Legislation Outlining Sex Ed Requirements