Read About STD Testing in Bremerton WA
Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Sep 05, 2019
Sexual Health Testing in Bremerton WA
At Health Testing Centers we make sexual health testing in Bremerton easy and convenient by allowing you to avoid the hassle and embarrassment of visiting your doctor. We provide direct access to the same CLIA approved labs in Bremerton, WA and FDA approved tests that your doctor would utilize. Also the results are delivered directly to you and are not a part of your permanent medical record.
STD Statistics in Bremerton
Although rates of both syphilis and gonorrhea are low in terms of percentage of the overall Bremerton, Washington 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 Bremerton, in Washington and nationwide. Skyrocketing chlamydia rates in Bremerton 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. 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 2.9 incidents of syphilis, 162.6 cases of chlamydia and 42.5 cases of gonorrhea, would be attributed to Bremerton in 2016.
When it comes to other forms of sexually transmitted diseases, Bremerton 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 Bremerton residents in the past few years.
STD Treatment and Counseling in Bremerton
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.
STD Lab Locations in Bremerton, WA
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STD Testing Labs in Bremerton, WA
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 Bremerton, WA 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 Bremerton, WA.
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 Bremerton, Washington 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.