Recently, Testing.com looked into the number of reported STD cases according to CDC data in Aurora, CO.  The company found that although the county has slightly lower rates of STDs compared to Denver, cases are on the rise.  Gonorrhea infection rates in Adams County increased five-fold between 2010 and 2018, and chlamydia infections in 2018 reached an all-time high of 592 per 100,000, double the infection rate recorded in 2010.

Additional details include:

  • Chlamydia is the most common STD in Aurora. While specific figures for the city aren’t available, infection rates in Arapahoe and Adams Counties were 649 and 580 per 100,000, respectively.
  • Gonorrhea in the Tri-County area has an incidence of 156 per 100,000, a figure almost identical to that of the state of Colorado.
  • Between 2015 and 2018, the number of syphilis infections among women of childbearing age in Colorado increased by a factor of four.

This information is highly critical to know since, in many cases, STDs do not have symptoms and the only way to detect them is through regular testing.  If people in the community better understand their risk, they may be more likely to regularly get tested.  If people fail to get tested with some frequency, it could lead to health issues, and they could unknowingly spread STDs to others.

In order to help support the Aurora community, Testing.com included a directory in their piece, which features local STD testing clinics and a list of local nonprofit organizations that can also provide testing, treatment, and additional helpful tools and resources to combat this problem.

You can view the full report here: https://www.testing.com/std-testing/aurora-co/

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By:  Katelyn Lewis – Virtual Care Advocate with Testing.com | Your Health Matters

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