Sexually Transmitted diseases continue to cause concern for health officials in Sierra Vista, AZ and the surrounding area due to the rise in cases. Teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most affected with young adults making up a staggering 63% of gonorrhea cases in 2015. Teens and young adults also make up approximately half of chlamydia cases. It is for this reason Cochise County works towards educating young adults.
In the year 2017, Cochise County recorded 362 cases of chlamydia, 77 cases of gonorrhea, and 9 cases of syphilis. HIV is also a concern for the area with 126 cases recorded in the area in 2016. At times clinics in Sierra Vista may offer free condoms with instructions to persons requesting the service.
Free STD testing may not be available in Sierra Vista. This means some people may not be able to get the testing that they need even though testing is a key factor in fighting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Health officials strongly urge residents to use protection and get tested, especially when changing sexual partners as this is a high-risk time.
Several facilities are available in Sierra Vista, AZ to provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases including the Cochise County Health Department. Most clinics in the city are conveniently located just off of Interstate 90. An urgent care clinic is also available for your screening needs located just a few blocks east of the intersection of West Frey Blvd and South Buffalo Soldier Trail.