What are the STI test options in Lake Havasu City, AZ?
Lake Havasu is renowned for being a glorious fishing spot, the state park is home to London Bridge and is a great space for camping. As well as enjoying the fun, residents and visitors alike should take extra care if they are sexually active because the area is having trouble with a steady increase in sexually transmitted diseases.
In 2017 alone, Mohave county saw 536 new cases of Chlamydia, 159 new cases of Gonorrhea, and 6 new cases of Syphilis. Residents of Lake Havasu City should be aware that whilst the Syphilis outbreak has not yet reached the area, there is an epidemic spreading throughout Arizona.
Cases of HIV in Mohave County are rising year-on-year, with just 203 cases reported in 2007 compared with 300 by 2016. The ethnic groups with the highest prevalence are Non-Hispanic White and Hispanic, accounting respectively for 76% and 12% of all cases in the county.
Health officials in Lake Havasu City have administered a warning that there is an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases in the area and all sexually active people are at risk and should ensure they get tested on a regular basis.
Due to the scale of the problem, there are initiatives in operation near Lake Havasu City offering free STD testing. While these schemes are widely praised, patients are usually only offered an initial consultation for free and further services are charged for.
An affordable, confidential option for those who are looking to get tested is the Mohave County Health and Social Department. It is located in between the Motor Vehicle Divison and the College Street Brewhouse and Pub. On the other side of the highway is Havasu Urgent Care which is open from early in the morning seven days a week.
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