What are the STI test options in Roanoke,VA?

Sadly, Roanoke is the 47th most sexually diseased city in the US. Health officials blame insufficient sexual education among young people, many of whom do not use protection (few people use condoms in the movies that young people watch, and they’re not getting enough sex ed in schools).

The chlamydia and gonorrhea rates among young people in Roanoke is higher than the state average. In 2015, the rate of chlamydia in Roanoke City was 694, and the 2013 gonorrhea rate was 427.6.

The HIV prevalence rate in Roanoke City was 473 per 100K people in 2015. Medical professionals recommend regular testing and condom use. Many young people are ashamed to come in for testing, but most STIs can be treated if caught, and clinics are discreet.

Many even offer free STD testing events periodically to entice people to come in.

There are a few STD-testing clinics in Roanoke. Planned Parenthood is located on Peters Creek Rd and provides testing for all STIs and treatment for all except HIV. The Roanoke Health Department, on Williamson Rd, provides STD testing and treatment, as well as partner referral.

The Council of Community Services provides HIV screening and support for HIV-positive individuals. You can find them on Campbell Ave SW.

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STD Statistics In Roanoke County, VA



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The state health department has also released statistics for the city and county that indicate the number of STDs transmitted in the area each year have been steadily increasing for the past two decades. This fact allow should make it clear to residents that the city is facing a growing health crisis.

  • In 2016 the HIV prevalence rate for the area was reported at 72 percent per 100,000 residents.
  • During the first quarter of 2016 there were 57 cases of HIV reported.

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Roanoke, VA

Virginia has turned down the funding offered by the federal government to states that use the approved abstinence based programs. This is a positive step towards ensuring students receive accurate and comprehensive information.

Currently the state does not have set guidelines regarding the information taught to students in their health and sex classes and this has resulted in a large gap in their education. Since there aren’t any set guidelines individual districts and cities can decide on the information included, and it is not uncommon for school systems to exclude everything but the current facts on HIV/AIDS and the dangers this virus can pose.

The importance of using contraceptives and being tested for all STDs is rarely covered. Not only are teens and young adults unaware of the dangers they are facing, it is not uncommon for students to be infected and not even realize it. This is also one of the main reasons the Herpes virus is so prevalent in area high schools.

Since STIs can be spread through several different methods, it is easy for teens to pass some sexually transmitted diseases to others. This is why regular Herpes testing in Roanoke is so important.

Regular HIV testing in Roanoke is also needed, especially considering the city’s high rate of infection.


Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Roanoke, VA

Teens in Roanoke had a Chlamydia infection rate that was twice that of state averages in 2013, and the percentage of Gonorrhea infections were 4 times higher. This alone should be enough to convince residents how important it is to be tested for all STDs.

Recent budget cuts to health care and a lack of funding has forced many STI clinics to close their doors. Community health centers are also finding it tough to stay open without funding. The clinics still open are often short staffed, and many now keep limited hours in effort to save money. .

Social media and dating apps are also being blamed for the rising STD rate, but with regular testing all of these factors could be resolved.

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One of the most important things you can do to take care of your health is to be tested for STDs. If you can’t get away during the week, STI clinics are open on weekend days. You’ll have privacy from others, and your results won’t be made public.

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