Read About STD Testing in West Palm Beach FL
Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Feb 06, 2019
STD Statistics in West Palm Beach
In recent years, West Palm Beach, Florida data have echoed the trends occurring throughout the state for two serious sexually transmitted diseases, Chlamydia and gonorrhea. This is concerning, since both diseases can lead to infertility in women and serious health problems in both sexes. As the data indicate, syphilis, an incurable sexually transmitted disease has only affected a minuscule percentage of the West Palm Beach population in recent years. Fortunately, if treated in its early stages, frightening results such as neurological problems, blindness, mental illness and even death can be avoided. Using the Center for Disease Control's 2016 STD Surveillance Report for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and extrapolated using the latest 2011 US Census, it is estimated that 11.5 incidents of syphilis, 454 cases of chlamydia and 134.9 cases of gonorrhea, would be attributed to West Palm Beach in 2016.
As the West Palm Beach data corroborate, women are much more likely to contract genital herpes than are men. On the national level, 21 percent of women and 11 percent of men were reported by the Centers for Disease Control to have HSV-2, the most common form of genital herpes. Perhaps due to the ongoing public education campaign regarding AIDS and HIV, 2011 data of reported cases show that this disease remains at a very low incidence in the overall population of West Palm Beach and the state as a whole. Nevertheless, the fact that other STD transmission rates remain high suggests that the behaviors that spread them could also lead to the transmission of AIDS and HIV.
STD Treatment and Counseling in West Palm Beach
When ordering an STD package or individual test from Health Testing Centers that tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or HSV type 2, a physician consultation and treatment are included when there is a positive result. If you test positive for any of the 4 mentioned STD's, a telephone or video consultation will be provided at no additional cost by one of our third party physicians. The physician from PWN Health will contact you within 4 to 24 hours of receiving your test result. At the end of the consultation the physician may prescribe the necessary medication for treatment. It is up to the sole discretion of the physician to provide any medical treatment based on test results and any medical information they received during the consultation. Cost of the prescription is not included.
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STD Testing Labs in West Palm Beach, FL
Whether you're concerned about possible STD exposure or simply want a quick, convenient and confidential way to take control of your sexual health via routine STD screening, our STD testing centers near West Palm Beach, FL can help. Our testing locations offer private, top-quality STD testing just like you would receive from your doctor's office without the added expense and inconvenience of an office visit just to have that doctor place the order for those tests.
Why is testing important?
Because STDs are more common than you may realize, with nearly 20 million new STD cases occurring every year, according to nationwide CDC estimates. Their affects can be quite serious. For instance, HIV infection can progress to AIDS, and gonorrhea, Chlamydia and syphilis can lead to infertility without treatment. These examples show just how important it is that these and other STDs do not go undetected for lack of a simple health test, easily done via STD testing centers near West Palm Beach, FL.
When should you seek STD testing?
Clearly, if you know or suspect that a partner is affected by a sexually transmitted disease, looking into STD testing centers near West Palm Beach, Florida is important to protecting your health, as is seeking immediate treatment should you receive positive results. However, STD testing is also essential for all sexually active individuals. That's because STDs don't always come with obvious symptoms. Some may produce no symptoms at all, while others may present mild ones that are easily mistaken for a cold or flu. For this reason, ensuring your sexual and overall health means getting regular screening tests for common STDs. Just how often you should schedule test days depends on your individual circumstances. If in doubt, consult a healthcare professional for an appropriate testing routine for your needs.