At the end of 2017, there were 228 people living with HIV in Taylor County, Texas.
As far as HIV and AIDS diagnoses by city in Texas, Abilene is not even among the top 50. However, the county diagnosed 729 chlamydia cases that year, and Abilene health officials have acknowledged it as a problem and hope to reduce that number through sex education and condom use.
2017 also saw 343 diagnoses of gonorrhea in Taylor County and 23 syphilis cases.
Abilene has several clinics you can go to for testing, in convenient locations around the city, including some free STD testing options for those who can prove that they cannot pay. Right in the center, on Butternut St., you have Big Country AIDS Resources, which focuses on HIV and AIDS education, prevention, treatment, and support.
Also downtown, the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District STD Clinic tests for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. HPV vaccines are also available. Other clinics are scattered along the perimeter of the city.