The mission of the STD/HIV program is to promote healthy sexual behavior and reduce the impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and HIV infections within Pima County. The STD/HIV Program staff members serve both the individual and the community by serving as a resource in community health promotion, providing counseling and testing, partner counseling and referral services, education, and clinical services for the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Please be aware that waiting time for services will vary depending on the number of clients present.
Syphilis is on the rise in Pima County
For more information and locations where you can get tested for free
Theresa Lee Clinic
332 South Freeway
6920 East Broadway Blvd.
3550 North First Ave.
175 West Irvington Rd.
Clinical services are offered Monday through Friday.
What to expect:
- Patients are seen on a walk-in basis.
- Depending on patient volume wait times can vary.
- Routine health exams for sexually transmitted infections are offered at low/no cost.
Note: Minors do NOT need parental consent for exams and treatment. Anyone experiencing symptoms associated with a sexually transmitted infection or in need of medication may require a health exam by a clinician during the times clinical services are offered in the health center.
Express Testing is offered to persons who are seeking testing without the need to see a clinician or who do not require medication. Express testing involves testing for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and an HIV Test.
Note: anyone experiencing symptoms associated with a sexually transmitted infection or in need of medication, may require a health screening by a clinician during the times clinical services are offered in the health center.
LifePoint Syringe Access Program
Syringe access programs are a cost effective way to reduce the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C to individuals who are at high risk of contracting these diseases. LifePoint is a one-for-one syringe exchange program for individuals in need of safer injecting supplies, medical screening and testing, and linkage and referral to other support services. For further information about LifePoint contact our HIV Prevention Program Coordinator at (520) 724-3958.
Information for Medical Providers/Reporting Agencies:
Successfully preventing sexually transmitted infections requires early detection, and prompt reporting by medical providers and agencies involved in public health services. Reporting trends on communicable disease is threefold, in that it allows for early intervention methods with patients and their partners to occur, decreases rates of infection, and promotes a healthy community. Listed below is the Communicable Disease Report form required by the Arizona Department of Health Services, when screening for sexually transmitted infections. We have also included the list of reportable infections under the Arizona Department of Health Services statues of health. If you require any additional information on reporting communicable diseases specific to sexually transmitted infection, please contact the HIV-STD program.