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Phoenix STD Testing Centers

Phoenix's private testing facilities provide diagnostic testing for a variety of conditions, so other patients won't know the reason for your visit. Your test results will be kept private, and will be available to you quickly--usually in 3 business days or less.

STD Statistics in Phoenix, AZ

STDs have been on the rise in Phoenix. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the city and the greater Maricopa County area. The county reported a total of 19,788 cases of chlamydia in 2014. That is up from 16,592 cases reported in 2011. Additionally, gonorrhea cases have gone up significantly as well. In 2014, there were 5,514 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. That is up drastically from the 3,209 cases reported back in 2011. Both chlamydia and gonorrhea were most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29.3, 4

Syphilis cases have also risen over the past several years. In 2011, there 199 reported cases of syphilis in Maricopa County. In 2014, that number more than doubled to 409 reported cases of syphilis. According to state STD reports, every age group experienced an increase in syphilis case reports from 2011 to 2014. The largest age group affected by syphilis is 20 to 34.4

Between 2009 and 2013, there was an average of 11.5 newly diagnosed cases of HIV per 100,000 residents per year in Maricopa County. In the same period, HIV appeared most commonly in people between the ages of 20 and 34. The Arizona Department of Health Services Office of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Services believes that 1 in 5 people in Arizona living with HIV are unaware of their infection.5 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends any persons aged 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV and any persons who have unsafe sex or share injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.7

STD Testing and Sexual Education in Phoenix, AZ

The state of Arizona currently has no state legislation that requires schools within the state to teach sexual health education. There is legislation that dictates that should school districts choose to educate their students about sexual health that they make all curriculum age-appropriate and must focus on an abstinence-based platform. There are many tools and resources offered to teachers in Arizona by the Arizona Department of Education to educate students on STD/HIV awareness and prevention. Additionally, the Arizona Department of Health Services has an active teen pregnancy prevention program that operates through local health department offices in Phoenix. The Department of Education also encourages the involvement of parents when it comes to educating their children on sexuality and sexual health.6

Phoenix does offer many resources for its residents to learn about STD/HIV prevention and testing. There are several health department clinics to seek out information about STD testing and treatment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends any persons aged 13-64 should be tested at least once for HIV and any persons who have unsafe sex or share injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year. Additionally, the CDC recommends syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screenings for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.7

STDs and Demographics in Phoenix, AZ

In 2014, Maricopa County ranked 7th in the nation in reported cases of gonorrhea. Nationally, men are often more likely to contract gonorrhea. In Arizona, the trend is consistent. In 2014, the case rate for men with gonorrhea was 124.4 per 100,000 residents statewide. That was up 20.7% form the previous year. Rate in women also increased but by a lower amount. In 2014, the case rate for women with gonorrhea was 104.7 per 100,000 residents. That was a 9.6% increase from the previous year.3

There were significantly more cases of gonorrhea in men between the ages of 20 and 34. People between the ages of 15 and 29 reported the most cases of gonorrhea among women. There has been a steady increase in reported gonorrhea cases for both genders between the ages of 30 and 39. Overall, case rates for both genders have increased 26.5% over the past 5 years.3

In 2014, the highest case rate in Arizona for gonorrhea was among American Indians at 389.5 cases per 100,000 residents. The second highest was among the black community at 228.9 cases per 100,000 residents. Both of these case rates are significantly higher than the average case rate statewide of 114.5 per 100,000 residents.3 Any person who is concerned about exposure to gonorrhea should seek out an STD test. The best way to know the current status of your sexual health is get tested for STDs.

Your Best Phoenix, AZ STD Testing Option

Since Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona, there are many resources to help you learn about STD prevention and STD testing. Getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. All it takes is to answer a few brief medical questions to see which tests our doctors recommend. From there you can pick a lab to visit from our vast network of locations throughout your area. Sample collection often takes less than 30 minutes and your results are usually back within 3 business days or less. Our medical staff is available to answer any questions you have and prescription services are available if medically appropriate and allowed by state law. It is just that simple to go and get tested today. If available in your area, In-Home Collection even allows you to be tested at home, work or another location of your choice.

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References:

  • 1 US Census Bureau Quick Facts - Phoenix, AZ and Maricopa County
  • 2 City of Phoenix, AZ - Visitors Page
  • 3 Arizona Department of Health Services Annual STD Report 2014
  • 4 Arizona Department of Health Services Annual STD Report 2011
  • 5 Arizona Health Matter HIV/AIDS Incident Report 2009-2013
  • 6 Arizona Department of Education - Effective Programs Outline
  • 7 CDC STD and HIV screening fact sheet