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Arizona ranks #8 among states for rates of syphilis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual snapshot of reported sexually transmitted diseases, noting the total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever.
“A lot of what you saw in the CDC report is completely mirrored here,” said Anna Scherzer, epidemiologist, Mohave County Department of Public Health. “I haven’t seen really strong studies to support one way or another, but some have suggested young folks are not using condoms that maybe teens used in the past. Some have also suggest social media used to set up anonymous sexual encounters, making it difficult to track the partner’s identity and get them screened as well. I just don’t know what is causing the increase.”
Black women are 16 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white women, and black men are eight times more likely to be diagnosed than white men. Gay and bisexual black men face an even higher risk, with one in two expected to become HIV-positive if infection rates stay constant.
Nearly 602 out of 100,000 black people in Arizona had HIV or AIDS as of 2009, well above the nation’s average of nearly 216 cases out of 100,000 people.
Further complicating the problem is a lack of awareness about how HIV is spread.
“Pastors didn’t want to lose their congregations by talking about something people were afraid of. People thought you could catch it from toilet seats, from touching,” said MiAsia Pasha. “A lot of people still do. The misconceptions are what’s killing us.”
Private Testing Center strives to combat the climbing rates of STDs and HIV in the United States by offering convenient, affordable and discreet testing. We have over 2,000 labs across the U.S., including over 50 in and around Mesa, Arizona.
You owe it to yourself to get tested and protect yourself and your loved ones from infection. Don’t leave this part of your life to chance — the only way to know for sure you have an STD or HIV is to get tested. Schedule a test with us today.
We Offer Two Options for Discreet, Affordable STD Testing:
Mesa Area STD Testing Centers
Private Testing Center strives to offer affordable, discreet and convenient testing in an effort to prevent the spread of STDs and HIV.
The CDC estimates there are 20 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. each year, with 50% of those new cases falling on young people ages 15 to 24.
In one study, they examined 1,000 adolescents and found that 1 in 4 of them had at least 1 common STD, and 15% were infected with more then one. Most participants in the study showed no symptoms and didn’t even realize they were infected. Even among people who only had one partner in their lifetimes, 1 in 5 still had an STD — but of those with three or more partners, 50% had an STD.
The good news is that many STDs are curable, and those without a cure are treatable. You owe it to yourself and others to find answers and protect yourself. Private Testing Center has 1500 locations nationwide in one of the largest laboratory networks anywhere in the world. Same day appointments are available with scheduling as soon as 15 minutes after calling. The average lab visit lasts just 15 minutes and some results are available the following day.