Centers for STD Testing in Ashland OH:

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Locations in Ashland OH

LabCorp
53 Sugar Bush Ct
Ashland, OH 44805
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(419) 989-4027

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Information for Ashland about STD Screening

If you even suspect you have been exposed to an STD, you need to have that infection confirmed so that you can start receiving treatment if you need it. Untreated STDs can have serious long term consequences that include pelvic inflammatory disease and permanent damage to the heart, brain and nervous system. Untreated HIV progresses to AIDS, a disease that's almost invariably fatal. Fortunately, Health Testing Centers (Health Testing Centers) offers discreet, cost-effective testing in Ashland for a variety of STDs including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes simplex virus (I/II, IgG), syphilis.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 19 million people are infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) every year. Young people under 25 years of age account for over 50 percent of those cases. You may be surprised to discover, though, that STDs are becoming a serious health threat in other age groups as well, especially among sexually active seniors.

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HIV, Hepatitis B, Herpes Simplex Virus (I/II, IgG), Syphilis The best way to avoid contracting an STD is to refrain from casual sexual activity or maintain a monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected person. The use of condoms can dramatically decrease the chances of contracting an STD from an infected partner. If you have engaged in sexual activity with someone who might be infected, it is important to be tested as soon as possible to avoid further complications from an untreated STD. If you test positive, it is recommended that you contact any recent partners who may also have become infected.

Is there an HIV lab test?

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.

Is important to screen 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.

Why order blood work 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.

Can I screen 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.

Is there a lab test for Hep C?

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 Ashland

If you live in Ashland, OH or are moving to the area, you should be cognizant of the local STD statistics in the area. Dating can be difficult because you are establishing intimacy without knowing what you could potentially be facing in terms of STDs. Contracting a disease may be fatal. Chlamydia infection rates are on the rise in Ashland. Symptoms are mild to nonexistent for the majority of Chlamydia cases, but the consequences can be dire. It is estimated that 30,000 women per year including many in OH become infertile due to the disease. Though syphilis is not as common it is still a concern in Ashland. Syphilis is characterized by painful sores. This once fatal disease ca affect the brain and nervous system. New cases of gonorrhea are also trending up in OH. In case you are exposed, you may experience painful urination, itching, burning, or yellow or green discharge. Some people also experience arthritis, anal itching, and abdominal pain. HIV cases are on the decline in Ashland but still deserve mention. This potentially fatal disease attacks the immune system. Fortunately, there have advances made in the cure for AIDS.


Community STD Statistics: Ashland
State Ohio
City Population 20569
State Population 11537266
Syphilis Cases
2009 1
2010 2
2011 2
Chlamydia Cases
2010 91
2011 94
Gonorrhea Cases
2010 29
2011 30
2011 Herpes Cases 3301
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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