STD Testing in Tempe, AZ

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Tempe STD Testing Centers

Tempe'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 Tempe, AZ

Tempe, like other cities in Maricopa County, has seen a rise in STD reports over the past few years. The reports of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all gone up since 2011. In 2011, there were 16,592 reported cases of chlamydia in Maricopa County. That number increased to 19,788 in 2014. In 2011, there were 3,209 reported cases of gonorrhea in the same area. By 2014, that number had reached 5,514. The rise in syphilis is perhaps the greatest. In 2011, there were 199 cases of syphilis reported in the county. By 2014, that number more than doubled to 409 cases reported.3, 4

Based upon the five year report of HIV prevalence in the Tempe and Maricopa County areas, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported an average of 11.5 newly diagnosed cases of HIV per 100,000 residents. Of the cases reported, HIV was most common amongst people between the ages of 20 and 34. The Arizona Department of Human Services believes that 1 in 5 people currently living with HIV are unaware of their infection.5 The best way to know if you have HIV or any other STD is to get tested. The Center for Disease Control recommends all adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV. They further recommend that anyone who has unsafe sex or shares intravenous drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing every 3 to 6 months.7

STD Testing and Sexual Education in Tempe, AZ

Currently there is no state legislation in Arizona that requires a school district to teach sexual health education. Schools are allowed to choose to teach a sexual health curriculum. Should a school district choose to teach this topic, state law mandates that all curriculum be age-appropriate and have a focus on abstinence. The Arizona Department of Education does offer a wide range of tools and resources for teachers who do choose to teach a curriculum of STD/HIV awareness and prevention. The Arizona Department of Health Services also has a very active teen pregnancy prevention program run through the local health department offices. The Department of Education greatly encourages a parental engagement in their child's sexuality and sexual health education.6

Throughout Tempe and the greater Maricopa County area, there are several resources outside of the classroom for STD/HIV prevention and testing. The health department office in Tempe offers educational materials and information on state sponsored clinics for testing. There are also many private outlets for testing available. The Center for Disease Control 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 Tempe, AZ

The Arizona Department of Health Services reports that in 2014, the number of reported syphilis cases reach a 5 year high. Maricopa County, of which Tempe is a part, reported the highest number of syphilis cases in the state that year with 409 reported cases total.3, 4

The number of cases of syphilis in men far outweigh the reports in women. 366 syphilis cases in Maricopa county were associated with men in 2014 as opposed to the 40 syphilis cases reported in women. The remaining 3 cases were reported in transgendered individuals. Of the 366 syphilis cases reported in men, 293 of them were reported in men who have sex with man (MSM). The largest age group affected by syphilis in the region was between 20 and 34.3

Historically in Arizona, the largest racial/ethnic group affected by syphilis is the black community. The case rate for black people in Arizona in 2014 was 22.3 per 100,000 residents. While this was the highest case rate in Arizona, the biggest increase over the past two years has been with Non-Hispanic Whites. In 2012, the rate amongst this group was 2.2 cases of syphilis per 100,000 resident. By 2014, that number increased 208% and reach 6.8 reported cases per 100,000 residents.4 The Center for Disease Control recommends screening at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who have multiple or anonymous partners should be screened every 3 to 6 months for STDs.7

Your Best Tempe, AZ STD Testing Option

Home to Arizona State University and a large population of permanent residents, Tempe offers a great deal of resources for 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 - Tempe, AZ and Maricopa County
  • 2 City of Tempe, 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