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I. STD Directory in Mesa, AZ

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At-Home STD Testing

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.

Maricopa County 2018 STD Statistics show the most common STDs are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Infection rates for STDs have shown significant yearly increases. Most noticeably, syphilis and gonorrhea cases tripled over the eight years between 2010 and 2018.

Chlamydia

In 2018, the number of chlamydia cases in Maricopa County was 600 per 100,000, 10% greater than the comparative figure for Arizona. Diagnosis of chlamydia increased by 50% between 2009 and 2018. Chlamydia in Maricopa County infects twice as many women as men. In 2018, young adults of both sexes aged between 20 and 29 accounted for nearly half of all chlamydia cases. Another significant finding was that adolescent females aged between 10 and 19 years old accounted for almost 25% of all female chlamydia cases.

Gonorrhea

In 2018, gonorrhea infections made up nearly 25% of all STD cases in Maricopa County. Gonorrhea infection rates are accelerating, tripling between 2009 and 2017 before dropping slightly in 2018. Gonorrhea affects more men than women, with males accounting for just over 60% of all gonorrhea diagnoses in Maricopa County in 2018. Nearly half of all gonorrhea cases in 2018 were detected in young adults aged between 21 and 29 years, while 15% were among adolescents aged between 10 and 19.

Gonorrhea Incidence in Maricopa County, 2009-2018

Syphilis

The incidence of all forms of syphilis in Maricopa County was 52 per 100,000 people and the number of infections is increasing rapidly. Between 2013 and 2018, syphilis infections went up by 320%. AZDHS Data shows that between 2015 and 2018, female early latent syphilis diagnoses in Arizona increased by nearly 450%. Pregnant females can pass syphilis onto their unborn children and the disease isn’t easily detected without a test. Between 2012 and 2018, the number of stillborn babies and others who died shortly after birth tripled. In 2018, four times as many men as women were infected with syphilis in Maricopa County.

Syphilis Incidence in Maricopa County , 2009-2018

With the growing incidence of STDs in Maricopa County, especially among young adults and adolescents, sexually active individuals face an increased risk of STD infection. While many STDs are easily treated, undiagnosed infections can cause severe long-term health issues, including infertility, ectopic pregnancies, and organ failure. In many instances, you may only experience minor symptoms and remain unaware you’re carrying the disease. If you’re sexually active, getting tested regularly is vital.

III. STD Resources in Mesa, AZ

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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 Charlottesville 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:

Valleywise Community Health Center – Mesa

Valleywise Community Health Center in Mesa is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) offering primary healthcare including STD testing and treatment. The clinic opens Mondays to Fridays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You need an appointment for STD testing. The center accepts most insurances. If you don’t have health insurance, the center offers affordable treatment based on a sliding scale depending on your circumstances.

59 South Hibbert
Mesa, AZ 85210
Multiple Maricopa County locations
833-855-9973
Website

Native Health

Native Health in Arizona provides affordable health care for indigenous people and other individuals experiencing barriers to holistic and culturally sensitive health care. Native Health offers STD testing as well as free HIV testing. Walk-ins are welcome, and you can get same-day appointments. Native Health offers treatment irrespective of race, color, or national origin. Clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

777 West Southern Avenue, Building C and E
Mesa, AZ 85210
Multiple Maricopa County locations
480-550-4048
Website

Adelante Healthcare

Adelante Healthcare is an FQHC offering affordable health care. STD testing and treatment are available. Clinic hours are Mondays to Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can make appointments by phone or, once registered as a patient, online. Adelante Healthcare accepts most insurances. If you’re uninsured, there’s an affordable self-pay option and sliding scale fees provided you qualify in terms of income, family size, and situation.

1705 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201
Multiple Maricopa County locations
877-809-5092
Website

Planned Parenthood Arizona Incorporated

Planned Parenthood offers a range of health care services including STD testing and treatment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are best as opening hours vary. The clinic opens on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.m., closing at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays, the clinic is open from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Planned Parenthood accepts most insurances. If you’re not insured, you may qualify for reduced fees based on your income and family size.

1235 South Gilbert Road, Suite 7
Mesa, AZ 85204
Multiple Arizona locations
602-277-7526
Website

Mountain Park Health Center

Mountain Park Health Center is a nonprofit community health center. It offers primary care, women’s health, and pediatric care. Services include testing and treatment for STDs. You can get appointments on Mondays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Tuesdays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Park Health Center accepts most insurances and will help uninsured patients obtain financial assistance. If you’re eligible, the clinic offers fees based on a sliding scale.

1840 East Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ 85281
Multiple Maricopa County locations
602-243-7277
Website

Be Well Family Care

Be Well Family Care is a medical practice offering family medicine, STD testing and treatment, woman’s health, and transgender care. Clinic hours are Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You need to register as a patient to make an appointment. Be Well Family Care offers several payment options and accepts most insurances. You can access test results on your patient portal.

1845 East Broadway, Suite 116
Tempe, Arizona 85282
480-410-4128
Website

Sapphire Health and Wellness

Sapphire Health and Wellness offers primary care including STD testing and treatment. Other services include addiction therapy and weight loss. You need to make an appointment for testing, which can be done on the phone or through the patient portal. Clinic hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Telehealth is available.  Sapphire Health and Wellness accepts most insurances. If you’re uninsured, discounts for essential services are available depending on your income and family status.

3530 South Val Vista Drive
Suite A111
Gilbert, Arizona 85297
480-219-7810
Website

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