Convenient STD Testing
Our doctors, who are able to prescribe antibiotics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, can help you get better faster. Testing with us is as easy as giving a blood or urine sample. Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania physicians can offer a specialist referral if you test positive for an STD and need to begin treatment.
Our labs have all the testing that hospitals and doctor's offices do. The blog we maintain is one of the many resources we offer beyond testing to help you take control your sexual health. Our simple test process is always carried out under the control of a licensed doctor.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that it is crucial to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia together and we have put together a test panel that tests for the twin-infections at the same time, but you can also test for the infections individually if if that is what you choose to do. Testing for STDs in 15235 is not complicated with our most sophisticated Pittsburgh STD testing. We use the FDA-approved / cleared Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) method to test for syphilis which is considered the "gold standard" in the industry.
STI Statistics for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) covers infection numbers, transmission methods, and other data for the Pittsburgh area in an annual report. Take control of your sexual health with frequent STD screening.
- 4,223 of the 22,383 HIV-positive men in Pennsylvania in 2010 got the disease from heterosexual contact.
- The HIV rate for the 25-34 age group in PA in 2010 was 262 per 100,000 people.
- 50.8% of all HIV-positive Pennsylvania men in 2010 got the disease from male-to-male sexual contact.
- The rate of Hispanic women with an HIV-positive diagnosis in 2010 was 14.2 times higher than white women in Pennsylvania in 2010.
- 2,626 of the 9,085 HIV-positive women in Pennsylvania got the disease from IV drug use in 2010.
Some STDs, if left untreated can cause lifelong complications such as liver failure or death. Because some STDs do not have symptoms, it is easy for a Pennsylvania resident to have an STD without knowing. Many STDs are spread by kissing or skin-to-skin contact, making it very easy to pass them along throughout Pittsburgh.