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Florida ranks 1st out of all 50 states for new HIV infection rates.
The rates of three nasty STDs — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — have been steadily climbing in Orlando over the last few years, highlighting the urgent need for greater access to STD testing and education on safe-sex practices.
Local health experts say many factors are contributing to the rising rates of STDs and HIV.
Among the drivers are online hookup sites, lack of sex education and a reduced fear of dying from HIV infections, particularly among young men who have sex with men, they say.
“People aren’t even thinking about sexually transmitted illnesses anymore, because they think they can just get treated for that,” said Lindsay Kincaide, the HIV-program coordinator at the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. “So what was really causing people to use protection wasn’t really the fear of sexually transmitted infections but the fear of HIV/AIDS.”
Another commonly cited issue is that young people are not being properly educated about safe sex practices in in schools.
“I’m not saying that [schools and government] are 100% responsible [for not educating them] but it’s got to be a factor. It’s very troubling because these are young people in the prime of their lives.” said Luigi Ferrer, HIV/AIDS rights activist and director of health services for Pridelines in Miami. “I’ve lost track of the number of times young people have asked me questions about STDs that they should have learned the answer to in school. We can’t expect them to protect themselves.”
Private Testing Center exists to put a halt to the spread of STDs and HIV by offering affordable, discreet and convenient testing. We have over 2,000 locations nationwide, including over 60 different locations around Orlando, Florida. Same Day testing is usually available with just 15 minutes notice, and the average lab visit is wrapped up within a half hour.
It’s so simple and convenient to get the answers to such an important question as your sexual health. You owe it to yourself and to your loved ones to find out for sure if you have an STD. Schedule a test today.
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Orlando Area STD Testing Centers
Private Testing Center strives to offer affordable, discreet and convenient testing in an effort to prevent the spread of STDs and HIV.
The CDC estimates there are 20 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. each year, with 50% of those new cases falling on young people ages 15 to 24.
In one study, they examined 1,000 adolescents and found that 1 in 4 of them had at least 1 common STD, and 15% were infected with more then one. Most participants in the study showed no symptoms and didn’t even realize they were infected. Even among people who only had one partner in their lifetimes, 1 in 5 still had an STD — but of those with three or more partners, 50% had an STD.
The good news is that many STDs are curable, and those without a cure are treatable. You owe it to yourself and others to find answers and protect yourself. Private Testing Center has 1500 locations nationwide in one of the largest laboratory networks anywhere in the world. Same day appointments are available with scheduling as soon as 15 minutes after calling. The average lab visit lasts just 15 minutes and some results are available the following day.