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STD Testing Arkansas
At STD Testing Arkansas, we provide accessible centers conveniently located around the state where individuals can confidentially get screened for STDs. Those interested can walk right into any one of our facilities without an appointment and can get tested in a timely matter. We offer treatment services for common STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, as well as referrals. 

Walk-ins welcome - no appointments necessary for screenings
Testing usually takes 20 minutes or less
We offer nine FDA-approved STD tests
Tests start at $79

STD testing in ArkansasSTD testing in Arkansas is proud to offer STD screening that is easily accessible to individuals throughout the state. We provide fast results, which typically take 72 hours, while maintaining 100 percent confidentiality. Our staff is professional, knowledgeable and readily available to answer any questions you may have either at one of our centers or over the phone.

Of the nine different STD tests we offer, all screenings are painless and patients do not have to remove their clothes, unless they consent to for further examination. We administer the same tests that hospitals do. If screenings are positive, our staff can provide treatment or refer patients to a medical facility.

State STD Morbidity Data:Arkansas' Department of Health reported that there were 4,125 chlamydia infections, 4,691 gonorrhea infections and 349 syphilis infections in 2011. The number of individuals with gonorrhea and syphilis decreased in occurrence from 2010, while chlamydia increased. In addition, there were 239 HIV cases reported in 2011 - five more than in 2010.

Arkansas health officials also reported 4,436 HIV cases that transitioned to AIDS from the beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s through December 2008, and the state has the 32nd highest rate of AIDS among all 50 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided the state with $2,191,288 for HIV and AIDS outreach measures.

Chlamydia in Arkansas is diagnosed in 498.7 out of every 100,000 people in 2008, and is 2.9 times greater among women as compared to men
Gonorrhea was reported in 159.2 individuals out of 100,000
The number of syphilis cases in 2008 was 7.3 out of 100,000 tested people, and is ranked 4th highest among all 50 states.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect more than 19 million Americans each year, mostly between the ages of 15 to 24 years, according to the CDC. STDs don't always present symptoms, which may make sexually active individuals believe that they are infection free, even when they're not.

The state of Arkansas complies to the Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Communicable Disease Control, which mandates physicians, practitioners, nurses, superintendents or medical facility managers to report transmittable diseases.

State STD Testing Centers:
Whether in Little Rock, Fort Smith or in any other location across the state, STD testing Arkansas is a part of a national network of STD testing centers, all of which use the same laboratories as hospitals do, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorps. No matter which center you go to, screening results are delivered in less than week, providing you with the most accurate information. If you are interested in getting tested, take a look at our list below of local facilities.