What are the STI test options in Buckeye,AZ?
New incidences of sexually transmitted diseases continue to raise concerns in Buckeye, AZ. In Maricopa County, the rise in the number of new cases has prompted health authorities to put in place prevention programs and encourage people to get tested.
According to a report by the AZ Central, new cases of STDs reported in Maricopa County had spiked from 31,721 in 2016 to 35,859 in 2017. That means the prevalence rate of STDs in the region had spiked by 14%.
The survey indicated that chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea rates had all soared by double-digit figures. However, HIV cases had plummeted; from 474 new diagnoses in 2016 to 419 incidences in 2017.
The Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) HIV/AIDS program, under its Grants and Research Department and Community Strength Project (CSP), offers HIV education and engagement programs as well as HIV testing, counseling, and treatment services.
The Southwest Center for HIV, situated along North Central Avenue in Phoenix, may offer RAPID HIV testing and STD care services to all members of the public. The Maricopa County Health STD clinic on E. Roosevelt St is another alternative you may consider.
Other nationwide providers like the Planned Parenthood clinic along 15th St and N. 75th Ave may provide STD testing and a wide range of care services including birth control, pregnancy testing, abortion services, HIV testing, and general medical care, among others.
You may also find other clinical option in Buckeye that may offer free STD testing to the public. However, care services may be provided only if you meet the income and welfare requirements.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.