How hard is it to arrange an STD test?
Getting an STD test is easy at ProHealth. For most tests, you don’t need a doctor’s note or even an appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms of an STD or believe you have been exposed to one, visit one of our walk-in clinics or lab work locations to find out as soon as you can. Most test results are processed in an average of 72 hours, so you can get the answers you need quickly and discreetly.
How many people have STDs?
Symptoms of genital herpes often go unnoticed – up to 90% of carriers don’t even know they have it.
In 2015, there were approximately 1.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
850,000 people have hepatitis B in the U.S., although studies have estimated this number to be as high as 2.2 million when accounting for infected people who have not been tested.
According to CDC, 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it!
ProHealth can help you know your status. The scariest part about STDs is not knowing. While many STIs and STDs can have long term side effects, many can be avoided by catching the infection early. Many STDs are totally treatable, but only if you get tested!
STD tests available at ProHealth
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia – We must test for these diseases simultaneously and require a urine sample.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 – Testing requires a blood sample to be taken.
RPR syphilis – Testing requires blood samples to be taken.
HIV – The only STD test requiring a formal doctor’s order is HIV testing, but existing patients of our clinic and individuals belonging to a program or under the care of a physician who may accept results can also have HIV testing without the need for an official request.
If you cannot afford STD tests, the Health Department conducts free testing for HIV and syphilis from 4:30 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
Regardless of where testing takes place, all STDs are legally required to be reported to the Health Department.