STD Testing in Winston-Salem, NC
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Winston-Salem STD Testing Centers
Winston-Salem'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.
200 Charlois BlvdSte 420Winston Salem, NC 27103Hours: M-F 8:00 am-12:30 pm & 1:30 pm-4:00 pm
STD Statistics in Winston-Salem, NC
STD rates in Winston-Salem and the greater Forsyth County area have been decreasing in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2009, there were a total of 3,048 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 2,420 cases reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing. In 2009, there were a total of 843 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 935 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of North Carolina, syphilis rates have been decreasing. In Winston-Salem, the number of syphilis cases has increasing slightly. In 2009, there were a total of 43 cases of syphilis reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 50 cases of syphilis reported.3
In 2014, there were a total of 50 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Forsyth County. Forsyth County had the fourth highest incident rate of any county in North Carolina. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV. The largest at-risk group for HIV in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County was the African American community which accounted for 61% of all cases reported.3 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.5
STDs and Sexual Education in Winston-Salem, NC
North Carolina school districts, including the school districts of Winston-Salem, are required to teach a comprehensive health education program. All curriculum must include information on the prevention of STDs and HIV, as well as a focus on the idea of abstinence until marriage. Parental involvement in sexual health education is stressed greatly by all schools in North Carolina. By state law, all curriculum must include a lesson plan that teaches refusal skills and strategies to deal with peer pressure. Additionally, state law requires that all sexual health education programs must teach students that a mutally faithful monogomous and hetersexual relationship in the context of marriage is the best way to avoid STDs and HIV. All course materials are required to be medically accurate, statistically accurate and age-appropriate.4
In the city of Winston-Salem and the greater Forsyth County area, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People under the age of 19 are the second largest group to report STDs in North Carolina. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in the Winston-Salem region and it is much more present in women than in men.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 test regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.5
STDs and Demographics in Winston-Salem, NC
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Winston-Salem. In 2014, there were a total of 2,420 cases of chlamydia reported in Guilford County. Women accounted for 77% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia was the black community which accounted for 40% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Forsyth County. In 2014, there were a total of 935 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Gonorrhea was more common in women. Women accounted for 55% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29. The largest at-risk group for gonorrhea was the black community which accounted for 54% of all cases reported.3
In Winston-Salem, the number of syphilis cases has increased over the years. In 2014, there were a total of 50 cases of syphilis reported in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Men accounted for 91% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25. The largest at-risk group for syphilis was the black community which accounted for 66% of all cases reported in the region.3 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea 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.5
Your Best Winston-Salem, NC STD Testing Option
Winston-Salem offers its residents and visitors many options for STD treatment and testing. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in North Carolina, 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 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.http://www.ncsse.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=1041#lawNorth Carolina State Policy on Sexual Health Educationhttp://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/screeningreccs.htmCDC Screening Recommendations
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