Gonorrhea was the 2nd most commonly reported STD
In Oklahoma County. Oklahoma County had the highest number of cases of gonorrhea in the state with 1,852 cases and the 3rd highest rate at 241.7 per 100,000 people. It accounted for 30% of the 6,135 cases reported statewide.
The highest number of syphilis cases in the state of Oklahoma was reported in Oklahoma County in 2014 with 77 cases. The rate of syphilis infection was the 2nd highest in the state at 10 per 100,000 people a 9.8% rate increase from the previous year. Oklahoma City and the greater Oklahoma County accounted for 51% of the 151 cases reported statewide. Blacks were the most affected in the entire state at a rate of 12.9 per 100,000 people four times higher than Caucasians.
The number of HIV diagnoses in Oklahoma County in 2014 was 114 cases which accounted for 36.7% of the cases in the state. The rate of new HIV diagnoses in Oklahoma County was 14.9 per 100,000 people. The Oklahoma City MSA had the highest HIV rate among the MSAs at 11.2 per 100,000 people. With such leading rates of infection, it is critical to encourage more people to get tested.
To stop further spread everyone must know their sexual health status and seek treatment. Most STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea do not present with symptoms and can be easily spread without anyone’s knowledge. The spread of STDs can only be halted through regular testing of all sexually active individuals.
Approximately 60% of all the newly diagnosed HIV cases in the state of Oklahoma were between the age group of 20 and 39 years. Blacks were the most affected at a rate of 27.9 per 100,000 people. Men who have sex with men MSM accounted for 64% of the new HIV diagnoses cases. Those between the age of 20 and 24 had the highest number of chlamydia and gonorrhea case. Males accounted for 90% of the syphilis infections statewide.
Do not delay getting tested due to the embarrassment associated with getting STD testing. Simply call and set-up an appointment and visit one of nearest clinics to provide samples for testing in less than 20mins. We provide same-day testing, just walk-in and get tested and get your accurate results discreetly delivered within 3 business days. You will still find time to head downtown to catch the Oklahoma City Thunder in action at Chesapeake Energy Arena.