What are the STI test options in Casas Adobes,AZ?
Cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS have been spiking over the years in Casas Adobes, AZ. It is one of the most STD-affected region in Tucson City. Emerson Kuhn, the program manager for Pima County’s HIV/STD surveillance program, revealed to KOLD News 13 in 2019 that there was a 24% increase in the number of STDs that were reported between 2017 and 2018.
Kuhn added that since 2000, the rates of sexually transmitted diseases have tripled. The most infected people were the youth, pregnant women, and men who were having sex with men. The Centers for Disease Control released statistics showed that the chlamydia cases reported in 2013, in Tucson, were more than those of all other STDs; with a record of 5,192 patients.
The statistics further indicated that, in 2013, there were 795 and 53 cases of gonorrhea and syphilis, respectively. Furthermore, the rate of sexually transmitted diseases per 100,000 people was 608.
The Theresa Lee Public Health Center that is off I-10 and Valencia or the Abrams Public Health Center that is located near Country Club and Ajo offer STDs test options for residents of Casas Adobes, Arizona.
Moreover, STD testing services are also offered at the Planned Parenthood – Southern Arizona Regional Health Center and the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF).
Some public clinics might be providing free STD testing services although, they might not be convenient for you if you wish to book an appointment.