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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.
Reported cases of chlamydia in the Tampa region have steadily increased between 2014 and 2018. In 2014, 12,952 cases were reported in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater region, which corresponds with a rate of 444.2 per 100,000 people. By 2018, reported cases had increased by nearly 20% to 15,454, for a rate of 499.9. While this growth in reported cases is notable, the rate of chlamydia in the Tampa region is lower than the national rate of 539.9 and on par with the state rate of 499.2.
In Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located, the number of reported gonorrhea cases has increased by 28% since 2006. Of the 32,747 reported cases in Florida in 2018, 2,300 of them were in Hillsborough County residents. This infection is more prevalent among males, with men accounting for about 64% of cases in the county. Between 2006 and 2018, the rate of gonorrhea among men increased from 133.6 per 100,000 to 205.8, while the rate among women decreased from 169.4 to 120.4.
In Hillsborough County, the 718 reported syphilis cases in 2018 correspond to a rate of 50.6 per 100,000 people. This is more than double the rate reported in 2006, but is on par with the statewide rate of 51.2. Nearly 84% of cases are diagnosed in males, at a rate of 87.1, which is a little higher than the statewide rate among males of 86.3. The rate among females increased slightly between 2017 and 2018 but has decreased overall between 2006 and 2018.
While STDs may cause pain or discomfort, many people who are infected have no symptoms. Unfortunately, even STDs with no symptoms can cause long-term problems. Undiagnosed and untreated chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease in women, and 1 in 8 women with a history of these infections experience infertility. Untreated STDs can also result in cancer, secondary infections, and, in extreme cases, death.
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 available in Tampa 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:
The STD Clinic in Tampa is a walk-in clinic operated by the Florida Department of Health. It offers affordable testing for STDs such as HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and wait times typically average one to two hours, depending on the services performed. Clinic visits include patient counseling, blood draws, and exams if necessary. Test results and treatment plans are typically provided at the time of the appointment. The cost for services is based on the client’s income and range between $0 and $250, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay at the time of service. Clinic services are available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
13601 North 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33613
At ANY LAB TEST NOW of Tampa, clients receive a wide array of lab testing services, including general health tests such as diabetes maintenance panels and basic food allergy tests, DNA tests, and STD tests. Clients may choose to test for specific STDs, such as hepatitis B or gonorrhea, especially if they’re symptomatic or want to determine whether treatment for a confirmed STD was effective. Alternatively, they may choose to have a basic STD panel, which provides testing for the five most common STDs, or a comprehensive STD panel. All testing is confidential, and results are generally available within three to five days. No appointments are necessary. The clinic is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3937 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
American Family Care Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic that provides a wide array of healthcare services, including flu shots, sports physicals, and private STD testing. Clients can receive testing for such STDs as gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV, HPV, and herpes. All testing is discreet, and results won’t be put in clients’ medical records unless the client specifically requests it. The clinic accepts most major health insurance and offers affordable payment options for self-pay clients. The clinic is open seven days a week to provide accessibility to all clients, on weekdays 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and on weekends, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6182 Gunn Highway
Tampa, FL 33625
Planned Parenthood operates the Health Center of Tampa, which provides a variety of health care services, including general health care, HIV services, birth control, and STD testing and treatment. It offers services for STDs such as chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis A & B, herpes, and syphilis, among others. The clinic also provides information regarding STD prevention methods and vaccination against certain STDs. Testing may include blood or urine tests, cheek or throat swabs, or physical exams, depending on symptoms and concerns. In some cases, results are available immediately, but some tests take days or weeks to come back to the lab. Clients with positive results are notified by phone. To book an appointment, clients should call during business hours. The clinic is open Monday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
8068 North 56th Street
Tampa, FL 33617
KIC is an STD clinic located within Lilly Pharmacy in University Square Mall. This walk-in clinic provides free testing and prescriptions for all clients. Clients must be at least 13 years old to receive testing and at least 18 to receive a prescription with parental consent. While services are geared toward those aged 13-24, people 25 and over are also eligible. STDs that this clinic tests include gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV. The clinic is open Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2232 University Square Mall
Tampa, FL 33612