STD Testing in Tucson, AZ

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Tucson STD Testing Centers

Tucson'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 Tucson, AZ

In Tucson and Pima County, chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD. In 2011, there were a total of 4773 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. By 2014, that number had risen to 5,518 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases also rose in that time. In 2011, there were a total of 653 cases of gonorrhea. By 2013, that number had risen to 1,045 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. Syphilis cases also increased. In 2011, there were a total of 31 syphilis cases reported in Pima County. By 2014, that number there were 141 cases of syphilis reported.3, 4

The rate of reported cases of people living with HIV in Tucson has gone up over the past few years. In 2008, there were an average of 367.1 cases of HIV reported per 100,000 residents. By 2013, that average had increased to 527.7 cases of HIV per 100,000 people.8 In Pima County, HIV is reported more commonly in people over the age of 35. It is far more common in men than in women. Of cases reported, black men were 3 times more likely to report an HIV infection than white men in the area. In the same time period, HIV showed up 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 infection5. The best way to know the current status of your sexual health is to take an STD test.

STD Testing and Sexual Education in Tucson, AZ

In the state of Arizona there is no current law requiring schools to teach sexual health education, however, the state legislature does state that if a school district chooses to teach sexual health education curriculum, it must be age appropriate and must stress abstinence. The Arizona Department of Education does offer a vast array of tools and resources for teachers who choose to teach the topic of HIV/STD prevention and awareness. The Arizona Department of Health Services also has an active teen pregnancy prevention program that operates through local health department offices. It also encourages the involvement of a student's parents in the teaching of sexuality education.6

There are many resources for STD education in Tucson. Numerous state-sponsored clinics are available for educational purposes and affordable testing options exist. 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 Tucson, AZ

Similar to national statistics, women in Arizona are disproportionately affected by chlamydia. In the most recent STD report by the Arizona Department of Health Services, women were 2.5 times more likely to contract chlamydia than men. Women had an average case rate of 668.7 cases of chlamydia per 100,000. Men had a case rate of 287.4 cases of chlamydia per 100,000. Over the last five years, case rates in men have increased by 24.5% while the female case rate has increased 10.1%. This suggests that over time men are becoming more likely than they have been in the past to contract chlamydia. Young adults and adolescents also seem to be the largest group affected by chlamydia. In 2014, 82% of reported chlamydia cases were in persons under the age of 30.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be testing regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests than all women with multiple partners (regardless of age) should also be tested.7

In 2014, the highest rate of chlamydia was among American Indians at 1,088.2 per 100,000 residents. The second highest was among the black community at 899.5 reported cases per 100,000 residents. The third highest rate was reported amongst the Hispanic community with 462.9 cases per 100,000 residents.3 Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to chlamydia or other STDs should be tested for STDs. The best way to know the current status of your sexual health is to be tested.

Your Best Tucson, AZ STD Testing Option

Tucson has a lot of fun things to do all year round. It also has a lot of options for STD testing if you are concerned that you may have been exposed. 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 - Tucson and Pima County
  • 2 City of Tucson, AZ - About Us
  • 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 Testing Recommendations Fact Sheet
  • 8 Pima County Health Report - 2013