What are the STI test options in Philadelphia,PA?
Recent years have witnessed a surge in STD rates across the country. Rates across the Philadelphia area appear to be on the decline, but the best way to keep them moving downward is to keep yourself and your partner safe by understanding your risks and undergoing routine testing.
Pennsylvania ranks as the 30th most sexually diseased state in the nation, making it one of the safer states for sexual health. 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.
- Safer STD Testing is an informational referral website. It refers customers to nationally reputed private STD Testing service providers ("Preferred Service Providers" or "Advertisers"). Safer STD Testing is not a medical or healthcare professional facility or a provider of any medical or healthcare services. Safer STD Testing gets compensated on net purchase of products or services by our users referred to such Preferred Service Providers. Click here to read our full disclaimer.
- Learn more on terms and conditions of service by our “Preferred Service Providers" or "Advertisers”.
- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.