How to get tested for syphilis in Phoenix, Arizona
Roseville, Arizona — You’ve never been to a gynecologist, right?
That’s because gynecologists aren’t supposed to be in Phoenix.
But now they are.
The city’s public health department has announced a new initiative aimed at making sure people are up to date on the virus, and that includes getting their syphilis test done.
Public health officials in Roseville are trying to help people avoid being infected, so if you are in the area and want to know how to get the test done, they have posted a FAQ on the city’s website.
The city’s STD testing program has been on a steady uptick, and the city expects to see about 10,000 people tested each month, according to Dr. Michael Gorman, director of public health.
The department will start testing people in August, and by the end of October, the number of testing cases will be at least 5,000, Gorman said.
“We’re getting closer and closer to the tipping point where people will start coming out, but the data is still not good,” he said.
“If we don’t do something about it, it will be a big setback.”
If you have syphilis, you’ll need to get a test for it from your doctor.
Gorman suggested that you wait a few weeks after your first visit to your doctor, then come in on Tuesday to get your test.
You’ll need a prescription for an X-ray, which can be a little scary, but Gorman recommends asking for the test as soon as possible after your appointment, if possible.
“This is a great time to get testing.
If you don’t have it, we’re going to be here every day and testing you,” he added.
The new testing system is being rolled out over the next few months.
Gorman said the program is intended to make sure everyone knows how to protect themselves.
“You don’t want to be at risk, so you don.t have it.
And you know, people are more willing to come out if they know,” he explained.
“And that’s really what we’re trying to do.”
Roseville’s program is being overseen by the Roseville Public Health Department, which is comprised of about 30 health workers, according, and it’s an important step in the city getting syphilis tested, Gromer said.
Roseville has seen an increase in syphilis cases in the last few years, with people testing positive for the virus more frequently.
Gromer noted that while syphilis can be transmitted sexually, it can also be contracted through the air.
Syphilis can cause an infection called toxoplasmosis, which causes severe respiratory problems, such as coughs and shortness of breath.
The Roseville program is also aimed at preventing transmission by educating people on how to safely use condoms, which prevent infections during sex, he said, adding that people should be able to use condoms in public.
The new testing will be in addition to regular STD screenings, and they will also provide a list of resources to help residents stay safe.
Gromman said that he hopes that people will consider coming out to get their syphilitic test as a means to help spread the virus and spread it to as many people as possible.
If you or someone you know is at risk of getting syphillis, call the Rosewood Community Health Department at 480-742-8830 or the Roseland STD Testing Program at 480/745-2723.