What are the STI test options in Thornton,CO?

Health officials in Colorado are worried about the rising STD rates in the state and across the US. Budget cuts have resulted in clinics being closed and prevention programs being defunded. Many health professionals are calling for a public health emergency to be declared due to the outbreak of STDs, including syphilis, a disease thought to have been all but eradicated in the US.

In 2016, the HIV prevalence rate in Adams County was 240.4 per 100K people, just under Colorado’s rate of 264.2. That same year, the chlamydia rate in Adams County was 511.1 per 100K people, a little above Colorado’s rate of 468.6. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 105 and 4.5.

There aren’t too many clinics actually in Thornton, but there are many in nearby Denver. Denver has at least one charitable organization that provides free STD testing, but the hours are a bit irregular. You can also be tested at the Denver Metro Health Clinic on Bannock St. NextCare Urgent Care on Grant St also does STD testing.

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STD Statistics In Adams County, CO



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

Additional STD Test Statistics in Thornton, CO

The system for collecting data has been a great success. The table below shows the most current annual figures.

  • Syphilis (all stages) -11.0
  • Gonorrhea – 74.4
  • Chlamydia – 494.8

STD Testing Thornton, CO

While these numbers are high enough to elicit concern, the good news is that in comparison to some other cities in the nation, Gonorrhea and Syphilis rates are significantly lower. In contrast, the Chlamydia rates are up. Looking at the data over the past decade gives analysts an idea of the current trends in infection numbers and which segments of the population have the greatest frequency of positives. In step with national trends, Chlamydia is the number one sexually transmitted disease that prevails in the region. Twice as many women get this disease as men and the majority of them are between the ages of 20 to 24 with those 15 to 19 coming in a close second.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Thornton, CO

There is a link between people tested and characteristics of the groups making up the population. More testing occurs when there is greater affluence in the city. High pockets of people at or below the poverty level generally means that fewer people are being tested. Analysts believe that this happens because some have not been properly educated about matters of sexual health and those who have may not know that there are health care resource options which are open to them. There are others who do not know that the testing process is completely confidential and embarrassment may be an obstacle to seeking testing and treatment for STD infection.

The reality of the situation is that there are STD testing clinics open to serve the need of clients in this city. Free centers offer free or reduced testing fees for those who qualify. A lack of resources is not as much of the problem as the lack of information about them. It is true that there is limited funding for some free clinics, but it is rare that the funds become depleted in between funding cycles.

STD Clinic Information in Thornton, CO

There are programs and campaigns currently active to help educate people in the area about their risk for STDs and where to go for help. Students in the public school system undergo mandatory sexual health education classes. While this is helpful in better preparing the upcoming residents from an early age, it doesn’t reach all sectors. There are still people who are at a great risk who may not understand how great the risk is.

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Risk for STD infection is a combination of different factors that have been established by a thorough analysis of the information that is on hand. By examining this information, it can be inferred that being female is a risk factor, being Black ups the odds and being at the poverty level further increases the risk. The single greatest risk factor that must be present before any of the rest apply is that a person must be sexually active with partners who may themselves be infected. This is a simplification of how risk is determined.

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Your sexual health is important to you and to everyone who cares about you. It can not only impact your life, but those you are intimately involved with. Few people would knowingly pass on a condition to someone they care about, but if you don’t know that you have it, you may well do so without meaning to. Quickly and easily order your testing then follow up at a local lab to finish the process. The clinic staff will protect your privacy. It doesn’t take long and you’ll be glad that you did.

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