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 Dallas 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 Dallas for 30 ... more
Health Testing Centers have been providing STD Testing in Dallas 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
Getting tested for an STD can be stressful. If you choose to see a physician, it will become a part of your medical record due to your identifying information that you provide at clinics or other health care provider facilities. But Health Testing Centers in Dallas offers a solution. By purchasing one of our STD tests for Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Hepatitis, HIV or a convenient panels of tests, you can avoid face-to-face contact with your health care provider. Simply print out the testing order which Health Testing Centers will email to you and take it to one of our convenient lab locations.
Once you complete your blood work, you will receive the results of your selected tests through email. These results will be given within a range. If you fall within normal ranges, indicating that you most likely do not have an STD, you can rest easy that testing results will never become a part of your permanent record.
Health Testing Centers offers two convenient STD testing panels in Dallas. 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.
Although rates of both syphilis and gonorrhea are low in terms of percentage of the overall Dallas, TX population, they illustrate a stubborn degree of stability in the number of cases. When antibiotics first came on the scene, scientists hoped that both of these sexually transmitted diseases would be totally eradicated in just a few decades. Yet, they persist in Dallas, in TX and nationwide. Dallas's skyrocketing Chlamydia rates echo a state and national trend. Although the CDC speculates that some of the reason for this is due to better screening, they contend that higher infection rates are also to blame. Nationally, Chlamydia rates are three times higher in women than men and eight times higher for African-Americans than for whites. When it comes to other forms of sexually transmitted diseases, Dallas mirrors the national data. Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with herpes. New diagnoses of HIV-AIDS remain very low, although males are still more likely to contract this condition. In addition, acute hepatitis (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C), has only been diagnosed in a handful of Dallas residents in the past few years.
|Community STD Statistics:||Dallas|
|2011 Herpes Cases||191984|
|2011 AIDS Diagnoses||130|
|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.