Gonorrhea rates are up an alarming 97% in Colorado, and the problem is worse in Denver. 63% of cases were reported in five Denver metro counties: Douglas, Denver, Jefferson, Adams, and Arapahoe.
There were over 6,000 cases of Chlamydia reported in Denver county less than three years ago, along with more than 250 cases of Syphilis.
These statistics are alarming to residents and county health officials. In an effort to stop the spread of STDs to residents and tourists the 5 metro county health departments have ensure that you have plenty of testing options. Some even have free STD testing throughout the year. Most clinics do require an appointment which could result in a delay in your screening.
Some public STD testing centers, including Planned Parenthood locations on 38th Avenue, Exposition Avenue, and 14th Avenue. Many private options are available as well, including on South Colorado Boulevard and Irving Street.