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Reported cases of syphilis in Kansas City quadrupled in 2014 compared to 2010.
Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Kansas City rose last year, following a spike that the whole nation is undergoing. Reported STDs reached an unprecedented high in the United States in 2015.
Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, more private providers have been offering routine STD screenings, which has helped identify more people with STDs. Kansas City Councilman Quinton Lucas, who serves on the neighborhood committee that oversees the Kansas City Health Department, says the rising STD numbers are cause for concern.
“We have to keep getting the message across that using protection matters,” he says. “I think a lot of those things that were social/cultural flashpoints in the 1990s – condoms in the schools and all of that – we’ve moved away from the conversation and I think that’s to our detriment. I think making condoms readily available, as available as we possibly can, probably another awareness campaign (is important).”
The majority of STD cases are still undiagnosed and untreated. There is much work to be done. Private Testing Center strives to combat this epidemic by making it extremely fast, affordable and discreet to get tested for all the most common STDs as well as HIV. We have over 2,000 locations nationwide, including 20 locations within a 50 mile radius of Kansas City. The answers about your sexual health are just a short drive away.
Same day appointments are also usually available, with the average lab visit taking no more than 15 minutes. There’s no excuse for leaving your sexual health to chance. Undiagnosed and untreated, many of these diseases can cause permanent bodily harm, or even death. But with a simple test, treatment options and even cures become available, and you also avoid spreading the diseases to your sexual partners. Don’t play an inadvertent part in perpetuating the epidemic. Get tested today.
We Offer Two Options for Discreet, Affordable STD Testing:
Kansas City 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.