Talent Testing Service Reports a Decline in STD Positivity Rates

MIAMITalent Testing Service (TTS) has recently reported a continued decline from last year in overall positivity rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to its September 2023 update.

The report showed that three Chlamydia Urine rates demonstrated a steady downward trend from the peak in November 2022. However, in September there was a jump in the male rate to 2.0 percent from 1.2 percent in August, which has pulled the total rate to 1.7 percent from 1.3 percent. The female rate was a bit lower in September at 1.4 percent from 1.5 percent in August. Since historic levels have been around 2 percent, the current September rates at or below 2 percent can be considered to be within expectations.

The gonorrhea rate also showed a decrease. The female rate in September dropped to 0.6 percent from 0.8 percent in August, while the male rate remained steady at 0.3 percent and the total rate decreased to 0.4 percent from 0.5 percent. Overall, the September rates can still be considered to be within regular behavior, the report concluded.

Other highlights included:

Trichomonas Vaginalis Urine Positivity Index. Declined to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent in August due to the male rate decreasing to 0.1 percent from 0.5 percent, although the female rate grew to 0.2 percent from 0.1 percent, all of which are within the expected rate.
Mycoplasma Genitalium Urine Positivity Index (these rates are being monitored weekly given their high levels). September is the first month when the three rates have decreased, seeing that the Total population rate dropped to 17.0 percent from 21.7 percent in August, continuing the downward direction from the last two months.
Chlamydia & GC (Gonorrhea) Throat and Rectal Swabs Positivity Index. Based on market activity the positivity rates for the four tests outlined have December 2022 as a relevant, starting point where all levels display their peak and then start overall downward trends. In September the Chlamydia Rectal rates showed a slight upward turn with the total rate going up to 2.5 percent from 1.5 percent the female rate up to 2.8 percent from 1.3 percent, and the Male rate at 2.1 percent from 1.8 percent.
The Chlamydia Throat Rates. They remained steady with levels close to 0.5 percent. The three Gonorrhea Throat rates have distinct levels with the Male rate jumping to 2.1 percent from 1.1 percent, the Female rate dropping to 0.2 percent from 1.3 percent, and the Total rate staying almost unchanged at 1.1 percent from 1.2 percent.
• Gonorrhea Rectal rates. The overall rate was steady, although the lines show the male rate up to 2.0 percent from 1.0 percent, while the female rate decreased to 0.6 percent from 1.2 percent.

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Talent Testing Service, TalentTestingService.com, offers a full slate of infectious molecular testing services to the adult industry. It is headquartered in Miami, with offices in Los Angeles, Tampa, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas, Puerto Rico and Budapest, Hungary.