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Oregon ranks #9 in rates of P&S Syphilis among the 50 states.
Public health officials are concerned that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are spiking in the Oregon area, and actively searching for methods to halt the expansion.
Rising STD rates have closely correlated with the explosion of popularity from anonymous dating apps like Grindr and Tinder. These apps allow users to locate prospective partners near them. Unlike the previous generation of dating websites — E-Harmony.com and Match.com — which promised to pair up people seeking long-term relationships, these newer dating apps are geared towards those seeking immediate and no-strings-attached encounters.
In Jackson County, gonorrhea jumped from 31 diagnosed cases in 2012, to 151 in 2013 and 177 in 2016. Chlamydia cases increased from 599 in 2012, to 740 in 2013 and 755 in 2016. Local cases of syphilis were almost nonexistent for several years, then went from four cases in 2012, to 12 in 2013 and 26 cases in 2015, before dipping slightly to 23 cases last year.
“Really that’s because of social media and individuals being able to readily get in touch with one another and sometimes have anonymous sex,” said Mark Orndoff, Jackson County Health and Human Services Director.
A study of thousands of men visiting a Los Angeles health center found those who met sex partners through a dating app had higher rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia compared to those who met partners in other ways, such as in person at bars or through online dating websites. One health care foundation grew so concerned about dating apps it put up billboards equating Tinder and Grindr use with chlamydia and gonorrhea infection.
“While these sexual encounters are often intentionally brief and even anonymous, sexually transmitted diseases can have lasting effects on an individual’s personal health and can certainly create epidemics in communities at large,” the foundation said in a statement.
Private Testing Center has 6 locations within a 50 mile radius of the Portland, OR area. We make it extremely easy to get the answers you and your loved ones deserve. We offer same-day testing, and the average lab visit takes only 15 minutes. Furthermore, all our testing is strictly confidential. Don’t wait until one of these diseases causes irrepairable damage to your body. Get tested today.
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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.