Chicago STD Testing
Looking for affordable and private STD testing in the Chicago area? You can get tested today at one of our 25+ test centers conveniently located in Cook County. Find a lab near you, whether you’re in downtown Chicago, Aurora, Elgin, Kenosha, Hammond, Michigan City, or anywhere in between
Our Chicago labs test for ten of the most common STDs. We offer same-day testing so you can get tested the same day you order, and results are back in as soon as 1 to 2 business days. Test confidently! Your results and information are completely private and protected, not reported to your insurance and being placed on your medical record.
STDs are more common than you might think. According to the CDC, over 20 million new STD cases are diagnosed every year in the U.S. There were 97,053 new STDs diagnosed in Illinois in 2016, with the majority reported in Chicago.
STDs typically display mild or even no symptoms, allowing them to go unnoticed and shared easily. You may have an STD and not even know it, which is why it is important to get tested.
It’s never been easier to quickly know your status and keep tabs on your sexual health with our secure and streamlined ordering process. All you need to do is order your test, visit a Chicago lab near you, and receive your confidential results online.
STD Statistics for Chicago
STD Information for Chicago
In 2016, Chicago STD rates increased from the previous year. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis rates were all at least double the state average (1). Additionally, all but congenital syphilis have seen recent increases in rates. Chicago held 29,776 cases of chlamydia, one of the most prevalent STIs (2).
Black non-Hispanic rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were found to be disproportionately high. Gonorrhea rates, for example, were 603.7 per 100,000 people for black non-Hispanics and 154.5 per 100,000 in other non-Hispanics. By sex, there were 15.6 times as many men reported with primary and secondary syphilis infections than women. (3) STD rates for men in Chicago were also much higher for HIV, AIDS, and gonorrhea. Chlamydia was the only STD reported in 2016, which affected women more than men.
In contrast to the rest of the U.S., new HIV diagnosis rates were nearly three times higher in Chicago at 27.9 per 100,000 vs. 11.8 per 100,000 in 2017 (4)(5). The same applies to gonorrhea and syphilis rates, which were also about three times higher in Chicago than the rest of the U.S. average.
- “Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Illinois” Illinois Department of Public Health http://www.dph.illinois.gov/sites/default/files/publications/publicationsohp2016-std-surveillance-report.pdf
- “2016 STD Surveillance Report” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2017/2016-STD-Surveillance-Report.html
- “What is Syphilis” Cook County Department of Public Health http://cookcountypublichealth.org/sexual-health/std/syphilis
- “2018 HIV / STI Surveillance Report” Chicago Department of Public Health https://www.chicago.gov
- “Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2017-vol-29.pdf