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Connecticut

Local State Testing Blurb:
At STD Testing Connecticut, we provide convenient facilities around the state that are affordable and confidential. Without needing to schedule an appointment in advance, you can walk into any center and get tested today.
Many convenient, same-day testing locations around the state
No appointments are necessary for screenings
Appointments are timely and usually take 20 minutes or less
Nine FDA-approved STD tests are offered
Testing costs begin at $79
Treatments or referrals are available for further direction

About State Testing:
STD testing in Connecticut is easily accessible and provides fast results while maintaining 100 percent confidentiality. All STD testing is painless and infections can be screened by urine or blood to avoid invasive swabbing for patient comfort. There are also on-staff doctors who are fully competent and can speak with any patient over the phone to answer questions or give advice. All results are private and will not be labeled on insurance reports. Cash payments are also accepted.

We offer nine different FDA-approved STD tests, which are the same ones that are used at hospital and physicians' offices. Connecticut state officials require physicians to mandate the reporting of five STDs - gonorrhea, chlamydia, neonatal herpes and chancroid - for statewide data


State STD Morbidity Data:
The state of Connecticut's Department of Public Health reported that there were 12,136 chlamydia infections, 2.554 gonorrhea infections and 65 syphilis infections in 2009. Connecticut health officials also reported 16,127 HIV cases that transitioned to AIDS from the beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s through December 2008. The state has the 16th highest AIDS among all 50 states. The CDC provided the state with $7,824,022 for outreach measures.

Syphilis in Connecticut was diagnosed in one out of every 100,000 people in 2008
Chlamydia was reported in 357.4 individuals out of 100,000 and is 2.7 times more likely in women as compared to men
The number of gonorrhea cases in 2008 was 80 out of 100,000 tested people.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect more than 19 million Americans each year, mostly between the ages of 15 to 24 years. Since STDs often don't present symptoms, many cases go undiagnosed, increasing the rate of transmission. The state of Connecticut promotes education to prevent infection and to promote regular screening. You can get tested at STD testing Connecticut at your own convenience.

State STD Testing Centers:
Whether in Hartford, Waterbury or at any other location, STD testing Connecticut uses the same laboratories as hospitals do, such as Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps. Laboratories are private, use discretion when sending out bills or reports and can get you your results within two to three days. Look for a testing center near you below.

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