What are the STI test options in Lancaster,PA?

Current statistics report increased cases of STDs. Last year reported cases  in the area included 1,253 cases of chlamydia, 208 cases of gonorrhea, and 19 cases of syphilis. Antibiotic resistant strains of gonorrhea are also being reported.

Younger sexually active people are at the greatest risk, as over half of all reported new STD cases are among those under 30, so routine testing is an important part of any balanced healthcare routine.

Many locations offer free condoms or sliding scale fees in order to make testing and safe sex practices more accessible. Sometimes, even free STD testing though the times and locations may not be convenient for your schedule.

From the SouthEast Lancaster Health Services on North Arch Street to Planned Parenthood Keystone on South Lime Street, it’s easy to find a public or private std testing center. Locate your preferred site and schedule an appointment or look up walk-in hours for testing.

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STD Statistics In Lancaster County, PA



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

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Spikes in the rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea has caused a sharp increase in STI clinics that test and treat these infections.

A new strain of gonorrhea has emerged that is quite resistant to antibiotic treatment as well. Even 10 years ago the city had a high number of chlamydia cases and those numbers have continued to grow. Youth, ages 15-24, make up 75 percent of those infected. Local officials have continued to work hard to increase the number of clinics available to test and treat STD’s.

Local officials believe that STD cases can be attributed to more aggressive testing and the city becoming more urbanized. Clinics have also begun to pass out condoms to help stop the aggressive spread of both gonorrhea and chlamydia as well as other STD’s. Although the rates have increased, they have done so at a slower a slower pace. In addition to an increase in the number of clinics available for treatment and testing, HIV education has become a part of the health curriculum in the city’s schools.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea have grown among;

  • Youth Age 15-24 (Comprise 75% of all cases)
  • African-Americans
  • Women

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Lancaster, PA

Many testing programs make education a part of their service and treatment. This is understandable with the large amount of misinformation being passed around, especially among the youth.

Young people, in particular lead the pack in STD’s but bring up the rear in education. In other words, the young are the most uninformed and practice safe sex the least among people of all ages. Many young people don’t realize that the sexual acts that they are practicing are actually high-risk behaviors even though they may not be having sex in the conventional sense. Anal and oral sex are acts that many young people take part in without realizing that they are still at risk of contracting STD’s.

A huge part of sexual health is being educated about the inherent risks that unprotected sex as well as high-risk behaviors can place on anyone who practices them. Getting tested in addition to learning the facts about many STD’s are the best armor against contracting a sexually transmitted disease. This is not difficult. It just takes making STD testing a priority as well as education.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Lancaster, PA

Unfortunately, the most uninformed regarding STD’s tend to be those who come from low socio-economic areas, and they tend to represent the highest number of STD’s. Often, being poor means limited resources and education.

However, the city has many facilities that continue to surface to make quality healthcare and education available to those that live in poverty-stricken areas. Being poor should not limit your access to education and good medical care.

Much of the war against STD’s can be won by providing more education and health resources to those who need it the most. This is why there are so many different facilities available to help anyone who needs to get tested. The CDC healthy budget for the city’s HIV education program is beneficial to people from all walks of life and backgrounds, as well as all ages.

Funding for STD education is now rampant in many programs in Lancaster. It’s a part of all the local school district health curriculums and is a part of many prevention movements. Testing facilities are an important part of this initiative. This is perhaps why there are a wide variety of facilities both free and fee-based, available to meet this educational need.

Communities, where there are wide disparities in resources, are the hardest hit by STD’s. However the city has programs and testing facilities to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of their socio-economic level.

As with many communities, the group hardest hit by a lack of education is the youth. The rates of HIV, as well as other sexually transmitted diseases, continues to climb. The inclusion of STD education as a part of health curriculum is a powerful move that will continue to be a tool that can be used to lower the incidences of STD’s among young people. Teaching safe sex practices and dispelling many of the false information that continues to be passed around is an action that is going to keep young people both armed and educated.

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Better Sexual Health in Lancaster, PA

Every sexually active individual should make it a priority to get tested fro STD’s routinely. Testing is incomplete without the insertion of education. The more you know the better prepared you are.

Although STD’s continue to rise in number, efforts are being made to educate the population on the danger that STD’s present to everyone’s health and wellness. Confidential local STD testing makes it easy to learn your status and stay abreast with up to date and trending information regarding STD’s. This is not only important for adults but young people as well, because this group of people leading the pack in increased STD cases.

Education and testing are two big parts of the puzzle that will lead to a decrease in the number of STD’s that young people face. All people regardless of age and economic background deserve access to STD testing facilities and education.


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