Centers for STD Testing in Centralia IL:

(618) 372-6956

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Locations in Centralia IL

LabCorp
206 East Third St
Centralia, IL 62801
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(618) 372-6956

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Information for Centralia about STD Screening

At Health Testing Centers, we understand that being tested for an STD in Centralia 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.

STD Testing Panel Level l includes the following tests:

HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex Virus (I/II, IgG), Syphilis Many STDs have no symptoms, which makes it possible for those infected to spread the disease unknowingly to their partners. Syphilis often presents as a rash in the genital area or a chancre that will disappear on its own, giving a false sense that the infection is gone. An STD screening is often conducted as part of a routine health assessment for sexually active individuals who may be at risk. Tests can also be prescribed for sexually active people who are exhibiting symptoms of one or more of the diseases. Doctors may also order the test during the early stages of pregnancy or after unwanted sexual contact has occurred.

Why get a blood test for HIV?

The blood tests for HIV are the most common form of detecting the disease. The test identifies antibodies that have been produced by the immune system of the infected person. Some tests are quicker than others in identifying antibodies. If you believe that you may have been exposed to the virus then you should get an HIV test done as this will help you answer the question and more importantly if you do have the disease, then you can still get to live a full and healthy life with early detection and treatment programs.

What lab test is for chlamydia?

Getting a blood test done for Chlamydia can enable you to find out if you have been infected with the disease and subsequently get treatment for it. Since Chlamydia is exclusively transmitted through sexual intercourse most of these tests are done on sexually active women of 24 years or younger. There are a number of tests that can be done to detect the disease but the most effective ones use blood samples for detection. Chlamydia is one of the most common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), so if you are promiscuous, then you should go for a test just to rule it out.

Can I test myself for herpes?

The herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause small painful blister like sores on many parts of the body. It is a common sexually transmitted infection, so any person who is very sexually active or has many sexual partners should get the test done, even if they always practice safe sex. There are many tests for the herpes simplex virus, but the most effective and rapid ones are the ones that make use of blood samples. So, it is a good idea to get the test done if you want to avoid the irksome blister-like sores that can develop as a result of the disease.

Why get a test for syphilis?

Syphilis is a highly common form of sexually transmitted infection and therefore, every person who is overtly sexually active should get the tests done. The blood tests that are done to confirm syphilis are the most effective. The more quickly the disease is detected, the faster the treatment for the disease can begin. As syphilis can also spread through kissing and oral sex it is highly contagious and so sexually active people must bear in mind to periodically get tested for the disease particularly if any of the symptoms show up.

Why get a blood test for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)?

Blood tests against the Hepatitis C virus look for the genetic material (RNA) of the virus that causes hepatitis or for the proteins (antibodies) that are made by the immune system to fight the disease. The HCV test is done to find out if a person is infected with the hepatitis virus and start treating them for it. It is also done for blood donors as well as for identifying the particular strain of Hepatitis that is causing the infection so that a proper medical treatment process may be initiated for them.

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Sexually Transmitted Infection Stats for Centralia

The number of infections in the United States has increased to 19 million in recent history. Though most instances occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24, the implications are still alarming particularly for local communities such as Centralia, IL. The data suggests that syphilis rates in Centralia have decreased markedly with the adoption of medical interventions. Syphilis was once an incurable disease that was directly linked to birth defects, heart difficulties, neurological problems, blindness, mental illness and even death. New cases of gonorrhea are also on the rise in Centralia, IL. Gonorrhea is rarely transmitted through oral sex, but it can be passed through vaginal or anal sex. It can also be transmitted through pregnancy. Acute cases of all types of hepatitis remain consistently low in the CTIY population over the past five years. As is the case with Chlamydia, however, hepatitis often has few or no discernible symptoms. This underscores the importance of ongoing public education and testing for high risk groups, including men having sex with men and intravenous drug users.


Community STD Statistics: Centralia
State Illinois
City Population 13133
State Population 12836004
Syphilis Cases
2009 2
2010 2
2011 2
Chlamydia Cases
2010 62
2011 66
Gonorrhea Cases
2010 16
2011 17
2011 Herpes Cases 2108
2011 AIDS Diagnoses 1
Hepatitis A, B, & C Acute Cases
2009 0
2010 0


Notes:
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.

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