What are the STI test options in Philadelphia,PA?
Reported cases in 2016 for Philadelphia for the three most common STDs were: 1.59 million cases of chlamydia, 468,514 cases of gonorrhea, and 27,814 cases of syphilis. These numbers come out to: 497 per 100,000 residents for chlamydia, 146 per 100,000 residents for gonorrhea, and 9 per 100,000 residents for syphilis.
Since 2016, the rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia have been declining.
With regular testing and preventative measures, the rates of all STDs should continue on a downward trend in this historic city.
Philadelphia has many testing locations: the Philadelphia AIDS Consortium has locations throughout the city, AcessMatters is located on Market Street, and the Youth Health Empowerment Project is situated on Locust Street. New initiatives are also popping up, like Take Control Philly, a group that offers free condoms shipped discreetly and directly to you.
Some of these locations also provide free STD testing. You will need to bring proof of income and make an appointment in advance.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.