Testing for STDs can be a scary and sensitive subject. At Health Testing... more
Testing for STDs can be a scary and sensitive subject. At Health Testing Centers, we make STD Testing in Macon as discreet and convenient as possible. All test results are confidential and are not part of your medical record unless you choose to share them with your doctor. less
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in Macon for 30 y... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in Macon for 30 years. To make the decision easy and stress free as possible we offer the assurance of a Money Back Guarantee on STD tests. less
After ordering an STD test, we generate a requisition form to use at the... more
After ordering an STD test, we generate a requisition form to use at the lab. Once your requisition form is entered (usually 15-20 minutes after ordering) you can go to the lab immediately. No appointment is required. less
No physical exams or swabs are used and there is no need to remove your ... more
No physical exams or swabs are used and there is no need to remove your clothing. All STD tests are convenient blood or urine tests. The lab that you visit has all types of patients and laboratory testing being performed. We perform all forms of health testing. So emails nor credit card billing STD in them. less
You do not need an order or a prescription from your doctor. All our ord... more
You do not need an order or a prescription from your doctor. All our orders include everything you need to have the test performed. After ordering, simply bring the requisition form to a LabCorp location close to you. Present that form and they will collect the proper specimen for your tests. There is no additional payment to the LabCorp or Quest facility you visit. We receive the results and send them directly to you. less
At Health Testing Centers, we understand that being tested for an STD in Macon is a delicate manner. Due to the sensitive subject matter, you may not feel comfortable visiting your regular healthcare provider. With our private testing process, you can visit a lab nearby and be assured of complete privacy. We offer more than 1,400 locations around the country for your convenience. In many cases, you can make arrangements to have your test performed on the same day that you speak with one of our nurses. Test results are often available in as little as 24 to 48 hours following your test.
Worrying about STD exposure can be a terrible burden that can affect every aspect of your life. Rather than losing sleep, it is important to obtain the answers you need as quickly as possible. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to an STD such as gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV or hepatitis, consult with one of our knowledgeable nurses regarding your specific concerns. Our staff will be happy to listen in a caring, competent manner and without making judgments.
Health Testing Centers offers two convenient STD testing panels in Macon. STD Testing Panel Level 1 tests your blood for the presence of HIV, hepatitis B, herpes simplex virus (I/II, IgG) and syphilis, while STD Testing Panel Level 2 checks your blood for residual evidence of Chlamydia gonorrhea, HIV, hepatitis B and C, herpes simplex virus (I/II, IgG) and syphilis exposure.
Gonorrhea: If left untreated, gonorrhea often progresses into pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women. PID is one of the leading causes of infertility. In men, gonorrhea can develop into a painful inflammation of the scrotal lining called epididymitis.
Chlamydia: Every year, approximately one million people are diagnosed with the disease and treated. Public health officials believe that just as many individuals, if not more, go untreated because the disease does not produce dramatic symptoms.
Herpes (HSV1 and HSV2): A very common virus that has no cure. Herpes is spread through sexually contact where bodily fluids are exchanged.
Syphilis: Antibiotics can halt the progression of syphilis if treatment is provided early in the disease course, but they can't reverse damage to the body that's already occurred. That's why it's particularly important to get tested and treated for syphilis as soon as you suspect you may have been exposed.
HIV: HIV is a blood born virus that can be contracted by both men and women during vaginal, oral and anal sex.
Hepatitis B / C: viral infections with mild symptoms that is transmitted commonly through sexual intercourse.
Macon, GA is an area where STDs have been an issue and have been reported more often. For several years in Macon, GA, the state was ranked highly in terms of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. From 2007 to 2011, the number of Chlamydia cases increased. Studies have shown that women are 2.9 times greater than men to contract Chlamydia. Though the incidence of syphilis is low in Macon, GA, it is higher than some areas of the country. If you have syphilis, you will typically experience sores all over the surface of the skin during an outbreak. Herpes cases are also a significant concern in Macon, GA and the female population have the largest number of incidences. People can avoid this disease with vaccinations, monogamy, or through celibacy. Herpes is characterized by itching, blister-like sores, and fever. The symptoms may last three to four weeks. The lowest incidence of disease in Macon, GA is AIDS, hepatitis A, B, and C. AIDS affects the auto-immune disorder and can be fatal. Recent studies has made it possible to find a new cure for the disease, but the cure is expensive and still needs further research for maximum effectiveness.
|Community STD Statistics:||Macon|
|2011 Herpes Cases||14760|
|2011 AIDS Diagnoses||9|
|Hepatitis A, B, & C Acute Cases|
Notes: Sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1998 CDC Report "HIV prevention through STD testing and treatment of other sexually transmitted diseases - MMWR 47(RR-12)," National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics. Estimates are based on 2010 US Census data extrapolated to the population.