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 College Station 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 College Statio... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in College Station 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
STDs are actually quite common. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 19 million people are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease each year. We offer several different types of STD tests at Health Testing Centers in College Station to meet your individual needs. Along with tests for STDs such as herpes, HIV, and syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and hepatitis we also offer comprehensive panel tests that can provide you with a greater level of peace of mind regarding your sexual health. With the Level I STD Panel and Level II STD Panel, you can be quickly tested for the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The only way to know for certain whether you have contracted an STD is to be tested. By calling Health Testing Centers, our trained medical professionals will recommend the testing option that is right for you, based on your specific concerns.
Our STD Panel I test is designed to look for several of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis B, and Herpes. We also offer a STD Panel II test that includes gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Hepatitis C for a more comprehensive testing option.
A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection passed from one person to another during sexual intercourse or intimate contact where fluids with the infectious organism are passed to the partner. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of the 19 million new cases of STDs diagnosed in the U.S. every year occur in individuals between the ages of 15 and 24. The STD Recent Exposure test can detect the presence of most STDs soon after exposure and includes tests for both viral and bacterial STDs.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause of AIDS, and leads to the destruction of the immune system in the human body. Getting the blood tested for human immunodeficiency virus, discloses the presence of HIV antibodies and hence, the fighting power of the body against different viruses. As HIV takes three weeks to two months to make changes to your immune system, there are chances you may not discover it and yet still be a carrier. The test is the only way to get the disease identified and control it because if not controlled in a timely manner, HIV leads to a life threatening disease called AIDS. Identifying HIV will lead to the initiation of the treatment and prolong and improve your life.
Chlamydia generally has no symptoms and gets transmitted through sexual contact. It must be cured in its early stages to avoid complicated situations. The blood test for Chlamydia will ascertain the level of infection in the body, and diagnose any symptoms that can lead to inflammation of the reproductive organs. Once the test determines this, the right action can be sought. The disease is treated according to its intensity which is revealed in the test results. Antibiotics can cure initial levels of Chlamydia, whereas advanced states of the disease leads to severe health issues posing a threat to the reproductive system. The test is also conducted to ensure that the disease has been fully treated and no traces of it remain.
Herpes simplex virus can be considered a fatal disease in severe cases and this virus can never be eradicated from the human body completely. In order to truly determine whether a person has this virus in their body or not, he must get a blood test done. This blood test will determine the presence of antibodies in the person's body, along with the amount of the virus present. This will enable the doctor to provide the necessary medicines and drugs that cannot be prescribed if the blood test has not been taken. Therefore, the check of antibodies can only be done through a blood test, which is necessary under all circumstances.
The spirochete bacterium is responsible for Syphilis which is an STD. If a pregnant woman has syphilis, there is a good chance it will be transferred to her fetus during its development. Therefore, the diagnosis of Syphilis is important and can only be done through a blood test. The disease has 4 stages and the symptoms in all stages can be very tricky and easily taken as something else. However, in the last stage, it could exacerbate to heart diseases, neurological disorders and gummas. Usually, a second blood test is also done in order to confirm the presence of Syphilis antibodies and their concentration in the human body.
Hepatitis C gets injected in a person's body if he comes in contact with the blood of an already infected patient or unsterilized medical equipment. The disease can further lead to liver damage and even liver cancer in severe cases. In order to capture this disease at an early stage, a Hepatitis C antibody test needs to be carried out. Even if there is no sign of an infection, this test needs to be taken by all the people who were born in the years 1945 to 1965, as these two decades seem to have the most people infected by hepatitis C.
Nationally, the number of new STDs continues to grows to nearly 19 million infected, primarily between the ages of 15 and 24. The scope of this public health problem makes it important to know the facts about STDs in cities like College Station, TX. Chlamydia is spreading like wildfire in College Station, as well as TX and throughout the United States. Symptoms are either nonexistent or very mild for most Chlamydia sufferers, but the damage can be great. Each year, an estimated 30,000 women become infertile. Herpes is another STD that afflicts College Station. HSV-2, the common genital variety, is a life long infection, affecting as many as 21 percent of women in the country and 8 percent of men. Hepatitis A, B, and C as well as HIV-AIDS have been reduced dramatically in College Station, TX but there are new cases reported each year. While the percentage of those in the entire population with these diseases is small, they have remained stubbornly entrenched in recent years.
|Community STD Statistics:||College Station|
|2011 Herpes Cases||14604|
|2011 AIDS Diagnoses||10|
|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.