Currently, it is estimated that there are over 2700 people living with either HIV or AIDS in Pima County and approximately 100 new cases are reported each year. The demographic most likely to be infected with HIV are white males aged between 50 and 54.
The Sahuarita area also experiences over 5000 cases of chlamydia, nearly 800 cases of gonorrhea, and 53 cases of syphilis per ever 100,000 residents each year.
The increasing rates of HIV and STDs in Sahuarita make the town a high-risk area for STD contraction.
Incidences of HIV, AIDS, and STDs are more common than ever in Sahuarita and Pima County, which has led health officials to encourage all sexually active residents to seek out STD checks.
As incidences of HIV and STDs become more common in Sahuarita and Pima County, health officials have introduced initiatives including free HIV checks and educational programs to prevent the spread of disease.
If you think you are in need of an HIV or STD check there are a variety of public and private health clinics in Sahuarita that you can choose from. United Community Health Center (Sahuarita Heights Clinic), Pima County Health Department (Theresa Lee Public Health Center), and El Rio Health (Southwest Health Center) are options you can consider.
Some clinics offer free STD testing services that include HIV checks, but often these services have long waiting times and not everyone is eligible for free treatment due to income requirements.