Ontario STD Testing
At STD Testing Ontario, we value your need for privacy and convenience. Our services provide a confidential alternative to a visit with your primary physician. Because most of our testing is done with a urine or blood sample, you can skip painful swabs and a physical exam. With the use of these non-invasive procedures, we can get you results within a few business days.
To set up an appointment, just call. One of our STD counselors will answer your questions and arrange an appointment that fits with your schedule. Our convenient scheduling system prevents the long waits you may expect at other testing centers. Additionally, all of our Test Centers test for a variety of conditions, so your privacy is safe. Our conveniently located testing centers help ensure you have a quick visit.
No matter what your results are, our trained staff will be available to discuss your results and any questions you may have about your sexual health. STD Testing Ontario offers a quick, practical way to manage your sexual health.
Ontario STD Facts
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), young people make up the majority of new STD cases. The CDC estimates that most reported new cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia occur among people between the ages of 15 and 24. If left untreated, STDs can cause a variety of health issues. Potential health issues include increasing one’s vulnerability to HIV and negatively affecting a woman’s ability to have children.
In addition to young people, a group that faces higher than average risks are gay and bisexual men, among whom rates of syphilis have steadily climbed between 2007 and 2011, according to the CDC. Data from around the country indicate that 4 in 10 men who have sex with other men have both syphilis and HIV. In addition to risk behavior, stigma and homophobia can aversely affect gay and bisexual men’s ability to seek appropriate treatment.
In addition to the human cost, STDs have serious economic repercussions as well. The CDC estimates that treatment for STDs cost the nation $16 billion dollars annually. Several STDs can be cured (e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis) if caught early, but often they carry no symptoms and go untreated, resulting in higher medical costs. The CDC recommends practicing safe sexual habits in addition to regular screening to protect your health. STD Testing Ontario can be part of your plan to maintain your health and understand how to protect yourself from STDs.