What are the STI test options in Sun City West,AZ?
Sun City West is a census designated place in Maricopa County Arizona which contains a large population of Latino and African-American men aged between 25 and 34 who according to demographic studies still have a high risk of HIV and STD infection.
According to a 2017 report by Arizona Department of Health Services, Maricopa County accounted for 71% of HIV cases in the state of Arizona. STD rates in Sun City West and Maricopa County have been on the rise over the years.
In 2016, Chlamydia had a prevalence rate of 522.73 while Gonorrhea and Syphilis each recorded 181.86 and 33.45 incidence rates respectively. In the year 2018, the numbers increased significantly with Chlamydia recording a 601.48 prevalence rate per 100000 people while Gonorrhea and Syphilis each recording a 201.85 and 52.28 incidence rate respectively.
“The ultimate goal is to cut HIV infections in Maricopa by 75% in the next five years and 90% in the next 10 years. The plan is going to be developed locally by the community by focusing on things we can do right to bring an end to the STD and HIV epidemic.” CDC Director Robert Redfield.
Plenty of public and private medical facilities offer STD testing services in Sun City West, Arizona. Low cost or even free STD testing may be offered by some of the public facilities though it might be dependent on income and welfare eligibility.
Some of the clinics where you can get tested include NextCare Urgent Care and Same Day Care Clinic which offer HIV tests as well.