While the Centennial area is applauded as one of the safest places to live (state and countrywide!), that doesn’t mean they’re safe from the rampant rise of STDs. Centennial, Colorado shares its STD rate info with all of Arapahoe County.
In 2017, Arapahoe County reported a large new number of chlamydia cases. 578.0 per 100,000 tested.
That ranks them the 3rd highest county with chlamydia in the state of Colorado. Colorado Department of Public Health officials worry that these numbers are only scratching the surface. Due to the fact that most women are opting for long-term birth control options, leading to men using condoms with less regularity and sexually active adults getting tested much less often. The rate of gonorrhea reported in the Centennial area for 2017 was 187.6 per 100,000. Syphilis in Arapahoe County in 2017 was a reported 4.5 per 100,000.
Colorado cares for their residents living with HIV, check out their community calendar for outreach, meetings, and support. 73% of people living with HIV in Colorado are said to reside in the five-county metro area (of which Centennial is a part).
If you need to get tested in the Centennial area, there are several testing centers near you. American Family Care (AFC) on Arapahoe Road offers quick STD testing, no appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome. Their STI screening includes herpes 1 & 2, hepatitis B & C, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV/AIDS. Any Lab Test Now offers an affordable comprehensive STD panel, they’re located on Arapahoe Place. Other options to consider are Planned Parenthood in Littleton (on County Line Road) or the Denver Metro Health Clinic on Bannock Street in Denver. For free STD testing opportunities, you will likely need to travel to Denver. Remember that free testing through public clinics, while confidential, is much less private. Longer wait times means you’re more likely to bump into someone you know.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Centennial clinics with our easy-to-read chart.