STD Testing in Washington, D.C.

  1. Medical intake Receive a personal test recommendation from our doctors.
  2. Get tested You can get tested at a local lab.
  3. Your results Access your results usually in 3 business days or less in your secure online account.
  4. Doctor consult Connect with our medical team for a follow up.

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  • Results in 3 days or less

    Receive your results usually in 3 business days or less. When you include 'HIV Early Detection' and trichomoniasis testing, all results may take up to 5 business days.

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  • Doctor’s consults included

    Our medical team is available for follow up consults to discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan.

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STD Testing Centers in Washington, D.C.

We work with numerous convenient STD testing locations in Washington, D.C.. We use the same laboratories hospitals and private practices use to provide our patients with quick, accurate results at an affordable price. We conduct STD screening in the following Washington, D.C. cities:

STD Statistics in Washington, D.C.

STD rates in Washington D.C. have been slowly rising over the past several years. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported. In 2009, there were a total of 6,524 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 6,647 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. Gonorrhea cases have also increased in that time. In 2009, there were a total of 2,554 cases of gonorrhea reported in Washington D.C. In 2014, there were a total of 2,626 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. Across the United States, syphilis cases have been on the rise. In Washington D.C. these case have remained steady. In 2009, there were a total of 152 cases of syphilis reported in the area. By 2014, that number had only risen to a total of 154 cases of syphilis reported. 3

In 2014, there were a total of 396 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in the Washington D.C. area. Men accounted for 79.3% of all cases reported that year. The largest at-risk group was the black community which accounted for a total of 71.2% of cases reported. New cases of HIV in the area were most commonly found in people between the ages of 20 and 39. 4 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64. 5

STDs and Sexual Education in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. public schools are required by law to offer students comprehensive health education which includes instruction on human sexuality and reproduction. This curriculum must include sections on the human body, intercourse, contraception, HIV/AIDS awareness education, STD prevention education, pregnancy, abortion, childbirth, sexual orientation and decision-making skills for becoming sexually active. All instruction is to be medically accurate and age-appropriate. This curriculum is designed to be taught from kindergarten until 12th grade. A list of all instructional materials for students and teachers must be included in the list of textbooks submitted annually to the District Board of Education. The Board of Education must approve these materials. Parents or guardians may submit a written note to the principal of a school to remove their child from sexuality education and/or STD/HIV education classes. This is referred to as an "opt-out" policy. 7

In Washington D.C., 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 Washington D.C. 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 Washington D.C.

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Washington D.C.. In 2014, there were a total of 6,647 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. Women accounted for 62% of all cases reported. The largest at-risk group was the black community which accounted for 50.8% of all cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 29. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Washington D.C. In 2014, there were a total of 2,626 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. Men accounted for 62% of all cases reported. The largest at-risk group for gonorrhea was in the black community which accounted for 51.8% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. 3

In Washington D.C., syphilis cases have remained consistent. In 2014, there were a total of 154 cases of syphilis reported in the area. Men accounted for 87% of all syphilis cases reported. The largest at-risk group was in the black community which accounted for 63.6% of all cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 30. 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. The 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 Washington D.C. STD Testing Option

Washington D.C. 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 Washington D.C., 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. 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.

References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Washington D.C.
  • 2 Washington D.C. - About
  • 3 Washington D.C. STD Profile
  • 4 Washington D.C. HIV Report
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Wrap MC Education Program
  • 7 Washington D.C. Healthy Schools Initiative