Situated in the fertile San Tan Valley, Queen City is a town that rests in both Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Their rapidly growing population is experiencing an upswing in the prevalence rates for STDs and HIV.
In fact, during the period from 2014 to 2018, Queen City and the surrounding Maricopa County realized a 16.5% rise in its STD prevalence rate and a 6.3% increase in that of HIV. Moreover, the first half of 2019 demonstrated a 6% increase in the STD prevalence rate over that of 2018.
Queen City has experienced a population boom that has brought with it rising rates of STD transmission. Education is the best defense against the spread of these diseases and we need to inform our community immediately to avoid a health crisis.
For those residents of Queen Creek who wish to be tested for STDs and/or HIV, there are a number of possible sources from which to choose. The following health centers and clinics may offer these tests.
Pinal County Public Health Services provides the community with the San Tan Valley Clinic in Queen City. Also, CVS MinuteClinic within the CVS pharmacy on East Ocotillo Road may provide these tests.
Planned Parenthood provides locations in Mesa and Tempe; 13 and 18 miles northwest of Queen City respectfully. Furthermore, One Medical on East Williams Field Road in Gilbert might provide STD and HIV screenings.
Often, clinics will advertise free STD testing. Keep in mind that while these tests may be free, they might not be comprehensive or available for all STDs. Moreover, these tests may not offer free doctor consultation.