STD cases across Maricopa County increased between 2016 and 2017 from 31,721 to 35,859, showing a trend that is becoming all too familiar across the country in recent years. HIV cases declined from 474 new cases reported in 2016 to 419 new cases reported in 2017; however, the rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis continue steadily on the rise.
Stay safe with regular STD testing for you and your partner.
Maricopa County offers free STD testing events throughout the year, as part of an initiative to increase sexual health and reduce the rate of STD transmission. You can find all dates and times on the county’s government website, though treatment might cost extra.
From the Mountain Park Health Center on East Van Buren Street to Planned Parenthood Arizona Incorporated on East Thomas Road, it’s easy to find a testing center with a location convenient for you.