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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Coral Springs is the fifth-largest city in Broward County, which is in the southeastern part of the state and has Fort Lauderdale as its seat. Compared to other U.S. counties and independent cities in 2018, Broward County ranked 19th for its number of reported chlamydia cases, 26th for gonorrhea, and 14th for primary and secondary syphilis.
Broward County recorded 12,312 cases of chlamydia in 2019, which translated to 638.9 per 100,000 residents and marked the 10th consecutive year this number increased. Chlamydia diagnoses among women remained higher than those among men. Rates among women have increased every year since 2011, following a slight dip in 2010. Female cases in 2019 totaled 7,183, for a rate of 726.8. Chlamydia instances among men dropped from 4,486 in 2017 to 4,459 in 2018, only to increase again in 2019 to 5,120 for a rate of 545.4.
Gonorrhea cases in Broward County totaled 4,493 in 2019, translating to a rate of 233.3 per 100,000 residents, which was up from 3,848 in 2018. Although the 2018 number was down from the 3,933 cases reported in 2017, that was the first dip the county had seen since 2011, when diagnoses dropped slightly to 2,134 from 2,148 in 2010. Besides these two incidents, gonorrhea reports have risen every year for the past decade. In 2019, infection rates among men were nearly three times higher than those among women, with 3,347 male cases compared to 1,146 female. Cases among men did see a small drop from 2,749 in 2017 to 2,714 in 2018, but otherwise, infection rates have increased for the last 10 years. Diagnoses among women also saw a decrease in 2017, and notable dips occurred in 2014, 2013, and 2011, as well.
Infectious syphilis rates in Broward County have wavered up and down over the previous decade, including a drop from 445 cases in 2018 to 431 in 2019. This was the opposite of the state’s rate, which increased from 2,883 to 3,219 during this period. Infectious syphilis cases among men in Broward County remained higher than those among women, despite male cases decreasing from 409 in 2018 to 383 in 2019 and female cases increasing from 36 to 48. Reports of early syphilis cases in Broward saw an increase from 1,100 in 2018 to 1,167 in 2019, breaking down to 1,081 males and 86 females. Overall, syphilis cases in all stages were up from 1,771 in 2018 to 2,046 in 2019, for an infection rate of 106.2 per 100,000 Broward County residents. Syphilis cases in all stages have increased every year since 2013.
Many people don’t experience symptoms from an STD, but they can pass the infection to others, and the longer an STD goes untreated, the greater the risk of long-term health problems. Several facilities in and around the Coral Springs area offer free or low-cost STD testing. Residents can quickly find out whether they’ve contracted a sexually transmitted infection and require treatment.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources in Coral Springs that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
Cheer Health is a not-for-profit organization that delivers affordable health care to residents throughout Broward County. A sliding fee scale is offered for uninsured and low-income individuals, and patients are never turned away due to an inability to pay. It provides free testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. Cheer Health also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, as well as PrEP for uninsured individuals. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
939 North University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Planned Parenthood operates the Boca Raton Health Center, providing HIV screening and chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, genital warts, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. It also supplies condoms, HPV vaccines, and STD/safer sex education. Walk-ins are welcome, but clinic capacity and visit urgency determine whether they’re seen. Service is available in English and Spanish, and American Sign Language interpreters are available. Clinic hours are Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8177 Glades Road, Bay 25
Boca Raton, FL 33434
South Florida Sports Medicine and Primary Care provides confidential STD testing by appointment, including HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing. It also offers HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, STD treatment, and treatments to help with STD symptoms and/or prevent spreading the infection to others. The clinic accepts most major insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare, and offers a sliding fee scale to uninsured individuals. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7401 North University Drive
Tamarac, FL 33321
Broward Community and Family Health Centers operates the Pompano Medical Center, which provides chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing, and free HIV testing. It also offers HIV disease management and counseling and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Pompano Medical Center accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as a sliding fee scale for uninsured individuals. Appointments are required. Clinic hours are Mondays and Wednesdays through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
168 North Powerline Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
The Annie L. Weaver Health Center provides affordable health care to adult residents of northern Broward County. It offers HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis C testing, and hepatitis B vaccines. The clinic accepts most major health plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. It also has a sliding fee schedule, but no one is denied service due to an inability to pay. Same-day appointments are available. Clinic hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
2011 Northwest 3rd Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
AHF Wellness Center – Broward provides free STD testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, and rapid blood HIV testing. Individuals looking for HIV assistance should visit their local AIDS Healthcare Foundation Healthcare Center. AHF Wellness Center – Broward also offers hepatitis A and B vaccines, referrals to doctors specializing in HIV/AIDS disease management, and information about safer sex, STDs, and cryotherapy treatments. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
750 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316