What are the STI test options in Mesa,AZ?
Arizona finds itself in 19th place for most sexually diseased state in the United States. Although not falling within the top ten, Arizona is still feeling the effects of the national STD epidemic.
In Maricopa County there was a sharp uptick in STD cases between the years of 2016 and 2017.
In 2016 there were 31,721 cases reported, and in 2017 that rose to 35,859 cases. This means that Maricopa County witnessed an increase of 14% over just a one year period for sexually transmitted disease prevalence. One positive factor was that there was a reduction in reported HIV cases, from 474 new cases reported in 2016 to 419 in 2017; however, the rates of such diseases as chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea are still on the rise.
Many of these conditions can come on without symptoms, or with very mild symptoms at first, so don’t wait to be tested if you’re sexually active. Public officials believe one of the main reasons the STD rates keep climbing in the state is due to a lack of appropriately thorough sex education and free STD testing which is only available a few select locations.
Testing locations include the Maricopa Integrated Health System on 59 South Hibbert and Adelante Healthcare on 1705 West Main Street. Planned Parenthood Arizona Incorporated also has multiple locations throughout Mesa and the surrounding areas, including: 1235 South Gilbert Road in Mesa, 1250 East Apache Boulevard in Tempe, and 7901 East Thomas Road in Scottsdale.
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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.