STD Testing in Wilmington, DE
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Wilmington STD Testing Centers
Wilmington'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.
181 N BroadwayPennsville, NJ 08070-1550Hours: M-F 7:00 am-1:00 pm & 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
STD Statistics in Wilmington, DE
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Wilmington and Delaware. In 2005, there were a total of 3,392 cases of chlamydia in the state of Delaware. By 2014, that number had risen to a total of 4,473 cases of chlamydia reported. In Wilmington and the greater New Castle County area, there were a total of 2,654 cases of chlamydia reported in 2014. New Castle County accounted for 59.3% of all cases reported in the state. Reports of syphilis have also increased over the same period of time. In 2005, there were a total of 11 cases of syphilis reported in the state of Delaware. By 2014, that number had increased to a total of 47 cases of syphilis reported. In Wilmington and New Castle County, there were a total of 33 cases of syphilis reported. New Castle County accounted for a total of 70.2% of all syphilis cases reported in the state.4
Reports of newly diagnosed cases of HIV have decreased in the past several years in Delaware. In 2009, there were a total of 154 newly diagnosed cases of HIV reported in Delaware. By 2013, that number had decreased to a total of 116 newly diagnosed cases of HIV. It is far more likely to report HIV in Men. Men account for 79% of all cases reported in the state. The largest at-risk group in Delaware is the black community which accounts for 58% of all cases reported.3 The Center 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 Wilmington, DE
Wilmington schools actively try to follow all guidelines for sexual health as outlined by the state. The state of Delaware requires sexual health education as part of the overall health education curriculum in kindergarten through 12th grade. Sexuality education must follow the approved Delaware Health Education Curriculum. That curriculum dictates that sexual health education include an HIV prevention program and stresses the benefits of abstinence from high risk sexual behavior. Delaware also dictates a minimum number of classroom hours to be spent teaching comprehensive health education. In order to graduate from high school, all students in Delaware must complete a half credit health education class that includes sexuality education. The state does not require parental permission for students to participate in sexuality and sexual health education or HIV and STD education. It does not however prohibit parents from removing their children from such classes.5
High school aged people account for a large number of reported STDs in Wilmington and New Castle County. People between the ages of 15 and 19 had the second highest number of reported cases of chlamydia or gonorrhea in the city, county and state. Women were far more likely to report chlamydia as well.4 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 Wilmington, DE
Wilmington has the largest number of chlamydia reports by any city in Delaware. In 2013, Delaware ranked 6th in the nation in chlamydia infection at 568.4 cases reported per 100,000 state residents. In New Castle County, there were 480.4 cases reported per 100,000 people. Women were affected by chlamydia far more often than men. Case rates in women were 785.6 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 female residents. There were 337.3 cases of chlamydia reported per 100,000 male residents. Women were 2.3 times more likely to contract chlamydia in Delaware. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24.4, 7
Syphilis reports have been on the rise nationwide. In Delaware, reports have increased as well. In 2009, the case rate of syphilis in Delaware was 3.1 cases reported per 100,000 residents. By 2013, that rate had increased to 5.7 cases reported per 100,000 residents. In New Castle County, there were 6 cases of syphilis reported per 100,000 residents. While syphilis is far more common in male patients, there were a total of 5 cases of congenital syphilis (meaning the infection was transmitted from a mother to their unborn child) between 2009 and 2013. Syphilis was more commonly reported in people over the age of 25.4, 7 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for chlamydia 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 Wilmington, DE STD Testing Option
Wilmington has a dynamic community and the city 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. All it takes to get started is answering a few brief medical questions to receive your 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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