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Arizona

Local State Testing Blurb:
Arizona STD Testing is confidential and guarantees accuracy and efficiency. Treatment and referral services are available for patients who seek them. Also, appointments can be scheduled the day of and are estimated to take on average 20 minutes or less.
Same-day testing
Access to private facilities
Nine available STD tests
Screening costs start at $79
Referral services available

About State Testing:
STD testing in Arizona can test for any of the nine infections without a invasive examinations and patients can opt whether to remove their clothing at all. All tests are FDA-approved, accurate, and the same ones that are used in hospital settings or private practices. We have a full staff that can provide treatment or a referral.

The state regulates that county health departments investigate and report new cases of STDs. A diagnosis of chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis must be reported by healthcare providers and laboratories to the counties and the state.

State STD Morbidity Data:
The Arizona department of Health Services reported that there were 26,861 chlamydia infections, 3,249 gonorrhea infections and 230 syphilis infections in 2010. Also, 11,747 HIV cases were reported to have transitioned to AIDS from the beginning of the epidemic in the early 1980s through December 2008. The CDC provided the state with $6,056,319 for HIV prevention programs and support.

The state of Arizona has one of the highest rates of congenital syphilis in the U.S. that is passed from mother to infant during pregnancy and can cause serious consequences such as stillbirth, premature delivery, low birth weight and significant birth defects. It is easily treatable and the transmission can be avoided by mandated screenings in the first trimester.

There are 390.8 diagnoses of chlamydia for every 100,000 people; it affects women 2.9 times more than men
Gonorrhea affects 54.4 individuals per every 100,000
The state's syphilis rate is 5 cases per every 100,000, which is the third lowest in the country

STDs can often go undiagnosed if individuals are not regularly screened. If left untreated, serious conditions, such as infertility, may result as well as transmission of the infection to other individuals.

State STD Testing Centers:
These private facilities and laboratories provide diagnostics for a wide variety of medical conditions. All services and results are timely and 100 percent confidential to ensure patient anonymity and satisfaction. Information is private and screenings do not show up on bills or insurance reports. Our top testing cities for Arizona are:

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