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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, located about nine miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix. The most reported sexually transmitted diseases in Maricopa County are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, which all had significant increases over the decade spanning from 2009 to 2019.
In 2018, chlamydia diagnoses in Maricopa County rose over 4% compared to 2017, which translated to an overall increase of nearly 74% since 2008. Women accounted for 64% of all cases, and the 20 to 24 age group had more chlamydia infections than any other. Chlamydia infections in Maricopa County increased another 7% in 2019, but the county got a small reprieve in 2020 when cases dropped by more than 10%. Cases among women and young adults aged 20 to 24 remained prevalent in both 2019 and 2020.
While there are much fewer gonorrhea cases reported compared to chlamydia, diagnoses are rising much faster. During the decade between 2008 and 2018, gonorrhea diagnoses in Maricopa County increased more than 262% overall countywide. Cases spiked again in 2019 by more than 20%. Maricopa County’s national ranking in 2019 also went up. Compared to the number of reported gonorrhea cases among the top 70 counties and independent cities nationwide, the county ranked third after ranking fourth in 2018. Young adults aged 20 to 24 had more cases than any other age group in 2019, and infections among men outweighed those among women.
Syphilis infections in Maricopa County have been much higher among men than women for years. While syphilis infections in all stages were four times higher in men in both 2019 and 2020, the gap between the sexes has previously been much more prevalent in early syphilis diagnoses. In 2011, early syphilis diagnoses were nearly 10 times higher in men and eight times higher in 2016. The difference dropped to three times higher in 2017, which was likely due to a 225% surge in syphilis infections among females that year. The gap widened again in 2018 to over four times higher in men when male cases rose another 21.5% while female cases dropped by nearly 8.5%.
If you think you may have been exposed to an STD, schedule a full panel of STD testing to avoid any possible long-term health consequences or spreading your infection to others. Many STDs can be cured, so visit one of the many medical facilities in Glendale or nearby Phoenix offering low-cost testing to learn your STD status right away.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment. You may not be aware of all the STD resources in Glendale that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
Planned Parenthood’s Glendale Health Center offers STD testing, treatment, and vaccination services in English and Spanish on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can get expedited partner therapy for chlamydia infections; HIV testing; HPV vaccines; and chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing and treatment. If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for a state-funded program or lower fee scale, but you’ll never be turned away if you’re unable to pay for services.
5771 West Eugie Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85304
Cigna’s Paseo Multi-Specialty Center and Urgent Care is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and requires appointments for low-cost STD services. You can schedule chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. The health center accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.
5891 West Eugie Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85304
You can visit the Maricopa County STD Clinic without an appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Although there’s a $20 fee, it covers testing for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and HIV. You must register before 3 p.m. to receive testing, or you can visit STDAZ.com to find out about upcoming free STD/HIV outreach events the clinic also holds. You’ll need a picture ID to request your STD testing results at the clinic.
1645 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
You must register as a patient at Adelante Healthcare West Phoenix and make an appointment to receive low-cost syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing, as well as hepatitis B vaccines. Lab testing is performed by Sonora Quest Laboratory for patients only. The health center operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and accepts most major health insurance plans, including AHCCCS, Medicare, and Medicaid. It also offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify and don’t have insurance.
7725 North 43rd Avenue, Suite 510
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Mountain Park Health’s Maryvale Clinic requires you to register as a patient and make an appointment to get low-cost gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and herpes testing, or HPV vaccines. The clinic takes private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, and provides a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured and qualify for financial assistance. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. but also has Saturday lab hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6601 West Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Valle Del Sol has bilingual staff at all its locations, including its Maryvale Clinic in Phoenix where you’ll need an appointment to receive STD services. Schedule your low-cost chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, and gonorrhea testing, or HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines on Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic offers a sliding fee scale if you qualify, but it also accepts private health insurance and Medicaid.
8410 West Thomas Road, Suite 116
Phoenix, AZ 85037