Alamo is a town in Hidalgo, Texas. Population estimates in 2019 according to the Census Bureau were 19,910 residents. Hidalgo County ranks 7th of Texas counties with the highest STD case numbers.
In 2018, there were a reported 3,387 cases of chlamydia with a rate of 3,911 per 100,000 residents. Cases of gonorrhea were a reported 458 residents with a rate of 52.9 per 100,000.
There were 280 cases of syphilis with a rate of 32.3 per 100,000. Primary and secondary syphilis rates were 7 with a negligible rate of 0.8 per 100,000.
HIV diagnoses in 2018 were a reported 88 with a rate of 10.2 per 100,000.
“Identifying signs of STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can be challenging, but if tested positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea, women are at risk for infertility.” Dr. Luz Olaya Pettle
Alamo has several STD testing sites in the county of Hidalgo, Texas. Hidalgo Clinic is located on South 25th Avenue in Edinburg, Texas.
The clinic in Elsa also offers STD testing and can be found on 708 East Edinburg Street in Elsa.
McAllen VAC HIV/STI Education and Testing clinic can be found on South 2nd Street, Suite 101 in McAllen.
Not all clinics offer free STD testing but offer testing on a sliding scale or dependent on income and welfare eligibility. While appointments may not be necessary, wait times may be longer than a private clinic.