What are the STI test options in Tampa,FL?

There were 8,063 cases of Chlamydia per 100,00 in Hillsborough County in 2016. Hillsborough County also reported 2,365 cases of Gonorrhea in 2016 per 100,000 people and 325 cases of HIV per 100,000 people.

Additionally, Florida ranked as the third worst state for new cases of HIV, and it’s estimated that a teenager is infected with an STD every 8 seconds.

Tampa strives to take care of its citizens by providing STD centers, including Planned Parenthood on 56th Street. The palm lined street and welcoming entrance will put you at ease. Their hours are also convenient, especially for anyone that works full-time during the week. If you want a different testing center, there are also other public options available in almost every neighborhood of the city.

Many private options are available as well, including on Habana Way or Lambright, among others.

Stop worrying about your health; let us help you find the right testing center. Even if payment is a problem you might be able to find free STD testing. While this can help you get tested, if additional treatment is needed it will probably be an out-of-pocket cost. 

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STD Statistics In Hillsborough County, FL



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

Additional STD Test Statistics in Tampa, FL

Tampa is experiencing an alarming growth in its number of reported STDs. From 1990 to 2011, new diagnoses for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis went from under 600 per 100,000 residents to almost 800 reported cases. While this alone is cause for alarm, it should be noted that these statistics do not include Tampa residents who tested positive for other sexually transmitted diseases.

Health personnel were not surprised at the high rate of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections, the dramatic increase in Syphilis cases was unexpected. With a 65 percent rise in first and secondary Syphilis diagnose between 2011 and 2012, Tampa officials agree that there is cause for alarm. Adding to the health risk is the fact that an estimated 40 percent of those who tested positive for Syphilis are also infected with HIV.

Other statistics concerning the STD rates for Tampa are just as concerning, and only help to emphasize the importance of regular testing.

  • The number of Chlamydia cases almost doubled in Tampa and surrounding Hillsborough County between 2003 and 2012.
  • In 2012 there were over 7,100 residents affected with Chlamydia.
  • While Gonorrhea diagnose are slowly increasing statewide, Tampa and Hillsborough County are responsible for the majority.
  • 2008 statistics show that over 70 percent of Chlamydia infections were in women ages 15-24.
  • Almost 50 percent of the diagnosed cases of Chlamydia were in young African American women.

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Tampa, FL

As the number of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Tampa and Hillsborough county, some health officials are valiantly trying to implement sexual education classes in the city’s public school system. Unfortunately their efforts are being met with resistance from city leaders, and there is currently only sex education programs in the universities and colleges. Residents can also take advantage of the neighborhood centers which also offer some information on the importance of having safe sex.

The number of young teenage women who are testing positive for Chlamydia and other STDs seems to show that the  program is failing. While there are some students who are able to abide by the guidelines in the abstinence contract, it is not enough to protect teenagers from the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.

Sex education programs not only provide students with the knowledge they need, it also teaches them about the importance of regular testing. Not all STDs are contracted during sex, some can be spread through simple contact. The Herpes virus can be easily spread among high school students, and there are often not any symptoms until it is too late. Regular Herpes testing in Tampa can prevent its spread, and even help prevent embarrassing flare ups.

You also need regular HIV testing in Tampa, especially considering it is not uncommon for those infected not to show any signs of the deadly disease until it has turned into full blown AIDS.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Tampa, FL

The city’s large Cuban population is predominately Catholic which discourages discussions about sex, and tries to promote abstinence until marriage. This makes it extremely difficult for health care officials to explain the dangers of not being tested regularly for any of the common STDS, even when someone is not sexually active.

Income also plays a role in the spread of sexually transmitted disease, with many families simply not being able to afford regular STD testing. Adding to this problem is a shortage of clinics, and the threat of many centers losing their funding.

Other factors contributing to Tampa and Hillsborough County’s high STD rate is a language barrier between health care workers and residents, along with a severe drug and alcohol problem in some older neighborhoods. Statistics already show that high risk behavior is a major contributing factor to the spread of STDs, which includes intravenous drug use and shared needles.


Better Sexual Health in Tampa, FL

Tampa has everything from sun and sand to roller coasters and professional football, along with an extremely high rate of sexually transmitted diseases. It only takes a few minutes to take care of your sexual health, which still leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the warm and sunny Tampa weather. All you need to do if you want STD testing that is confidential, is to call to schedule an appointment at a lab that is close to you.


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