What are the STI test options in Columbus,OH?

If you live in the Columbus area and you think you might need to be tested for STDs, you’re not alone.

Columbus isn’t immune to the STD epidemic. In Franklin County, 9,417 cases of Chlamydia were reported in 2017, along with 4,449 cases of Gonorrhea, and 608 total cases of Syphilis.

The Franklin County Health Department does recommend regular testing, even if you believe that you’re not a risk for one of these transmittable diseases.

There are testing options available in Columbus, including some public ones, like two Planned Parenthood locations on Broad Street or 17th Avenue. Parking won’t be a problem, even though the facilities are near the downtown area.

There are private options as well, including on High Street and Dublin Road, to name a few. Many are in areas where the traffic is less congested, which means you can be in and out the doors before rush hour traffic starts. City buses also pass by the centers so you have no excuse not to be tested. 

An online calendar can also be a helpful tool, if you are looking for free STD testing. You can find dates and locations listed on the Franklin County Health Department website. You will need to bring i.d. and the long lines can make it difficult to find time in your busy day to wait. However, it is still important to be tested and you do have options.


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STD Statistics In Franklin County, OH



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Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Franklin County, OH. Data is normalized to accurately report Franklin County STD Breakdown.

Additional STD Test Statistics in Columbus, OH

The Center for Disease Control collects demographic data on STD testing performed in hospitals and clinics across the United States. The data is broken down into specific regions in order to get an idea of which groups are at the highest risks for contracting STDs. Confidentiality of the people tested is secured and only generic information with no identifying markers is used. The following is a breakdown of the statistics gathered for the Columbus, Ohio rates of STI infections per 100,000.

  • Chlamydia- 460.3
  • Gonorrhea- 142.9
  • Syphilis- 3.7
  • HIV/AIDS- .122

The high numbers of Chlamydia infections place this STD at the top of the most prevalent list, followed by Gonorrhea, Syphilis and HIV/AIDS. Data regarding Hepatitis A,B and C was not available as of this time, but the past decade has seen a dramatic decrease in its incidences in this region. While this may sound like good news, there are two sides to the discussion. Numbers are down and that is the good news. The bad news is that public health officials believe that over 50% of all Hepatitis A,B and C cases are going unreported because people do not realize that they have contracted these diseases. This is not a new trend so there is some proof that headway is being made in reducing the numbers of people who become affected or who experience long term health adversity due to Hepatitis in its many forms.

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Columbus, OH

The lack of STD testing in people who are at the greatest risk is due to a lack of awareness and education. Recent statistics on the decrease in Hepatitis infections shows that education along with the implementation of national, state and local initiatives to provide vaccine and increased public awarness has cut the numbers drastically. Hepatitis A diagnoses are down 50% with B decreased by 27% and C down by 50%. This is an example of how education and action work together to help halt the spread of STDs, but more is needed.

When people know that they are at a high risk for developing health problems, they are more likely to get testing and when needed, treatment. The groups of people that do not understand  the risks may not give STD testing a thought. They may be infected without even knowing it. This causes a more widespread passing of the disease to others and the results can be an explosion of a new epidemic if it is not successfully dealt with.

Political leaders for the state have passed initiatives that provide for an infusion of sexual health education into the public school curriculum. This gets the facts and needed information about consequences of unsafe sex directly in front of students, in many cases, just prior to the age when they are most likely to become sexually active. They are also made aware that there is HIV testing, Herpes testing and screening for all other types of STDs available in the city of Columbus, Ohio.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Columbus, OH

Socioeconomic status, age, gender and ethnicity appear to be factors that are influential in predicting who has the greatest chance for contracting STD infection. Poverty is believed to be an indirect cause of the high rate of STDs in the city. A lack of education and exposure to the facts that are commonly shared in public sponsored forums are often not attended by citizens who have limited resources. Some of the most impoverished areas have high concentrations of ethnic minority populations which have among the highest rates of STD infection.

To further compound this situation, people who have limited financial resources may not be able to afford the costs associated with standard STD testing. While there are STD testing centers that are free, many of them are offered on a set amount of funding and when the funds are exhausted, there may be a period before the funding cycle completes and is replenished by the sponsoring agencies.

Another high risk group includes those between the ages of 15 to 24, and females in particular. This group shows the highest incidence of Chlamydia infection with data that shows 49 percent of people in this age group have had sexual intercourse without protection.

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Better Sexual Health in Columbus, OH

Columbus, Ohio is a city that is filled with fun and interesting places to see and things to do. The city welcomes people from everywhere. While STD rates are a concern, anyone who is at risk can get confidential STD testing in a comfortable and convenient setting. It doesn’t take up much of your time to order your testing, visit the local lab for testing, and be on your way to seeing some of the sights that the city has to offer. You’ll gain peace of mind and you won’t have to wonder about your sexual health. STD testing is a matter of good common sense for everyone who may have been exposed. Keep your health at its absolute best.

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