Did you know?
…that every year, nearly 20 million people are diagnosed with a new sexually transmitted disease?
According to a 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest sexually transmitted disease infection rate in the industrialized world. Statistically, one of every two sexually-active adults will get a sexually transmitted disease before the age of 25.
And parents should be aware: one in every four teens currently has a sexually transmitted disease. In fact, young people aged 15-24 are particularly affected, accounting for 50 percent of all newly-diagnosed STDs, although they represent just 25 percent of the sexually-experienced population.
Having a sexually transmitted disease doesn’t just affect the infected individual, either. It’s estimated that the direct medical cost to treat STDs is $16 billion each year.
The most common STD’s include:
- HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Accurate, Confidential STD Testing
Although having a sexually transmitted disease is common, many people don’t pursue STD testing enough. With accurate, confidential STD tests at ARCpoint Labs of Charleston, you can determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease and pursue treatment whenever necessary.
Contact ARCpoint Labs of Charleston for your STD Testing Services!
Don’t let an easily-treated sexually transmitted disease spiral into a more extensive medical problem — walk in to ARCpoint Labs of Charleston today to get STD testing!