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Anchorage

STD testing Anchorage provides accessible, accurate results for individuals who are concerned about their sexual health. STD Test Express screens for all of the most common infections and offers rapid turnaround on results. Patients are typically informed of their status within three business days and offered individual consultations if they test positive.

Furthermore, results will not appear on personal medical records without the permission of the individual. The facility works with some of the nation's most respected testing laboratories and follows all Health Insurance Affordability and Accountability Act guidelines for protecting privacy and respecting the wishes of the individuals being tested.

About STD testing Anchorage

The process couldn't be simpler. STD testing Anchorage offers appointments Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. This makes it easy for individuals to get tested at a time and location that works for them. 

STD testing Anchorage is part of a national network of 1,800 screening centers, which means just about anyone will find a facility near them. This accessibility, combined with the rapid response and discretion of the facilities, make them among the best STD testing options in the area.

STD info: Anchorage and Alaska

The Alaska State Department of Health recommends STD testing for all patients between the ages of 16 and 64, as infections continue to be a significant problem in the state. This information on STD rates in Anchorage and Alaska can help you understand your risk:

-Number of HIV cases reported in Alaska in 2008: 21
-HIV infection rate per 100,000 people in the state: 3.2
-Number of syphilis cases reported in Alaska in 2010: 3
-Syphilis infection rate per 100,000 people: 0.4
-Chlamydia rate per 100,000 people in 2012: 1,200
-Percent increase in chlamydia rate since 2000: 100

While the state may have low rates of certain infections, including HIV and syphilis, rates are rising dramatically for others, most notably chlamydia. Individuals who live in Anchorage may want to consider STD test to understand their personal risk factors.

Metro STD testing centers

4015 Lake Otis Pkwy
Suite100
Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Hours: Mon-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 

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