Welcome to Private Testing Center
Philadelphia has the 2nd Highest overall STD Infection rate in the U.S.
Sexually transmitted infections have risen to “unprecedented” levels, not seen since the 1980s, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And Philadelphia recently ranked #1 out of all the cities in America for the highest infection rate of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and #2 for the highest overall STD infection rate. Not a list any city wants to be in the top 3, let alone the top of the list.
Philadelphia has several unique factors that explain the high rates of STD and HIV transmission. Philly has one of the higher poverty rates of any big U.S. city, and it’s also majority-minority city. According to the CDC, Latinos are four times as likely as Whites to be infected with syphilis, for instance, while African Americans are eight times as likely, plus high poverty levels strongly correlate with increased STD exposure risks.
There’s no getting around the fact that Philadelphia has a very serious problem with STDs, and while public health programs can help, there’s only so much government can do. Educating the public about the risks of STDs and practicing safe sex are two things that are critically important to combatting the epidemic facing our nation.
Besides abstinence, the two best ways to prevent the spread of STDs are proper use of a condom and getting tested regularly. Private Testing Center aims to make testing for STDs affordable, easy and discreet. We maintain over 2,000 locations across the United States, including over 60 locations within a 50 mile radius of Philadelphia, PA. Same Day appointments are usually available, and the test itself is over and done in 15 minutes.
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get tested for HIV and STDs. Most STDs are treatable and many are curable. Don’t take the chance of leaving them undiagnosed and untreated. Schedule a test with us today.
We Offer Two Options for Discreet, Affordable STD Testing:
Philadelphia 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.