Green Valley, AZ, has recently experience a drastic increase in the levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis have kept health officials in the region on high alert. According to health officials in Pima County, STD levels in the county rose by 24% between 2017 and 2018.
Also, Emerson Kuhn, a renowned manager for Pima County’s HIV/STD surveillance program, said that the STD rates have tripled since 2000. Additionally, the Arizona Department of Health Services disclosed that the most STD-affected people are the youths aged 15-24, pregnant women, and men having sex with men.
The HIV/STD Program in Pima County has been offering resources and services to curb the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Green Valley. Through the program, individuals can get STD testing, counseling as well as education.
There are health facilities within Green Valley that also provide STD testing services to residents. One of them is the Pima County Health Department located in Tucson. The Planned Parenthood – Southern Arizona Regional Health Center is another one that you can visit. Besides the STD tests, the medical center provides STD vaccines, pregnancy testing services, and general health care.
Public clinics in Pima County may offer free STD testing, but the tests may not cover all STDs. Additionally, the health centers may require you to provide proof of your income and health coverage before allowing you to access the STI testing services. It might also be difficult to consult the doctor at the facility’s premises or through the phone.