STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!

Federal experts say that the number of people in the US with one or more STD has reached an all-time high in 2016. The previous two years were also record-setting years for STDs — there is no end to the rise in sight.

More STDs Diagnosed Than Ever in US

The “Big Three” STDs

Researchers at the CDC report that in 2016, there were more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis diagnosed. Chlamydia had 1.6 million infections, the most new cases seen. In 2016, there was a 28 percent increase in babies born with syphilis infections. The CDC believes the reported cases are likely an underestimate, the true amount is more likely about 20 million new cases of the infections every year in the U.S. All three of these STDs can be treated with antibiotics, but if people do not get tested and treated the STDs can lead to much bigger health problems.

Get Tested!

The CDC recommends that women who are sexually active aged 25 or under, a new sex partner, or multiple sex partners should be tested yearly for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. For men who have sex with men, testing for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV or multiple sex partners, the recommendation is testing every three to six months.

ARCpoint Testing Benefits

ARCpoint Labs are all about being your local lab for convenience, confidentiality, accuracy, and affordability. Walk-in clinics provide everything your doctor’s office lab provides while also avoiding a doctor’s co-pay and a waiting room full of flu-ridden patients. Don’t let a potential STD hover over you like a dark cloud, come in today and know for sure.

ARCPOINT LABS OF KANSAS CITY PROVIDES WELLNESS TESTING FOR INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING SCREENING FOR MOST MAJOR HEALTH RISKS. THERE ARE NO DOCTOR’S ORDERS, APPOINTMENTS, OR INSURANCE NEEDED TO VISIT OUR FACILITY FOR ACCURATE LAB TESTING.

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