Dallas County, where Addison is an incorporated town, has experienced an escalation in the number of individuals diagnosed with HIV from the prevalence rate of 13,928 per 100,000 individuals reported in 2015 to a high of 16,825 in 2020, denoting a 20.8% increase.
Chlamydia infections increased from 589.1 per 100,000 individuals in 2013 to 720.9 in 2018, with the majority of diagnosed among females than males.
On the other hand, there were fluctuations in the rate of Gonorrhea infections, increasing from 183.3 per 100,000 persons in 2012 to 226.6 in 2014, followed by an upward surge to an incidence rate of 283.8 in 2018.
Total Syphilis infections in the county escalated from 54.4 per 100,000 individuals in 2011, doubling to 100.0 in 2018. This represented an 83.8% increase. The infections were high among men who have sex with men.
Dallas County Health and Human Services – DCHHS offers early intervention HIV testing & counseling and surveillance services. It avails mobile medical units convenient for reaching out to underserved communities, minority groups, and at-risk individuals such as men who have sex with other men and commercial sex workers for STI/HIV screening services.
Planned Parenthood – Addison Health Center, MedPost Urgent Care of North Dallas, Dallas Medical Center, and Carrollton Regional Medical Center are medical care facilities in Addison, TX, that serve town residents with quality STD/HIV testing services.
You can also visit some town hospitals for free STD testing, but you may encounter long wait times, and bookable appointments might not be an option.