What are the STI test options in Goodyear,AZ?

Goodyear is a suburb of Phoenix and shares that city’s STD problems to some extent, though their rates are probably lower. In 2016, Maricopa County had an HIV prevalence rate of 309.1 per 100K people, a bit above Arizona’s rate of 273.1.

That same year, the chlamydia rate in the county was 531.1, in comparison to Arizona’s rate of 511.5. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 184.8 and 13.

Local health officials are concerned about the STD rates, which are going up, and especially that young people account for many of the cases. Arizona State University, which is in Maricopa County, has the highest STD count of any US university. Health officials say young people don’t understand the risks of unprotected sex. But STD rates are also going up among seniors in Arizona and Maricopa County.

You can get basic STI screenings at Lab Express on Van Buren St. NextCare Urgent Care in nearby Avondale also provides STD testing and treatment. Some Walgreens locations give basic screenings. There are not too many STD-testing clinics in Goodyear itself, but there are many more options in Phoenix, and you can probably find free STD testing there.

Which one is right for you?