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 Savannah 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 Savannah for 3... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in Savannah 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
Health Testing Centers offers the opportunity in Savannah to safeguard your confidentiality by providing safe, discreet testing for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex virus (I/II, IgG), syphilis and HIV. Our testing centers are staffed by highly trained medical personnel who are happy to provide you with knowledgeable, nonjudgmental consultations. Whether you suspect you've been exposed to an STD or a partner has confirmed the nature of your exposure, we can provide you with options that will ensure you receive your diagnosis promptly so you can decide what type of treatment to pursue.
With most of the STD tests offered, you will receive your testing results within 48 hours of the time the test was performed. Once your tests have been completed, a staff member will sit down with you to review the testing results and answer any questions. We test hundreds of clients every day for a range of conditions with complete privacy and confidentiality.
We offer convenient STD panels, Level I and Level II that test for multiple STDs. These panels are a convenient way to test if you have engaged in high risk behaviors even once and are not sure which type of sexually transmitted disease you may have been exposed to. There are also tests available for specific STDs.
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection with symptoms that can manifest in the genitals, anus or throat. Gonorrhea increases your risk of contracting other STDs like HIV.
Herpes (HSV1 and HSV2): A incurable viral STD spread through exchange of fluids commonly controlled with medications.
Syphilis: Approximately 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with syphilis every year. Left untreated, syphilis can cause serious damage to the heart, nervous system and brain.
Chlamydia: Chlamydia is the most common of all STDs. Left untreated, Chlamydia can cause PID and increase your risk of contracting HIV. Because Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, many public health officials recommend sexually active individuals be tested for it once a year as a matter of course.
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C: sexually transmitted infections caused by a virus that often displays no symptoms.
HIV: If left untreated, HIV develops into AIDs, an invariably fatal disease. Many public health officials recommend that all sexually active individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 seek HIV testing at regular intervals.
In general, the number of new STDs or infections every year grows into the 19 million range and most of these people are between the ages of 15 and 24 according to the CDC. It is therefore important to know the facts about STDs in Savannah, GA. Chlamydia is skyrocketing in Savannah, as well as statewide and throughout the country. Because of their tendency to engage in riskier behaviors, young people are particularly vulnerable to contracting Chlamydia. That does not mean, however, that older people are immune from STD's. In fact, rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and Chlamydia are rising at two to three times the normal rate among seniors aged 50 and over. Though syphilis cases are not as common as other cases in Savannah, it is still possible to become infected with the disease. Syphilis causes potentially painful sores all over the body, resembling canker sores. Herpes is another disease that plagues the Savannah. The disease is present in two forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2. When there is an outbreak of HSV-2, it is usually in the form of blisters on the genitals.
|Community STD Statistics:||Savannah|
|2011 Herpes Cases||21791|
|2011 AIDS Diagnoses||13|
|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.