HIV incidences in Aldine, TX, were estimated to be at 22,280 at a rate of 641 in 2017. They further increased to 23,445 at a rate of 646 in 2018.
Another STD with alarming numbers was Chlamydia. A total of 26,540 people tested positive in 2017 at a rate of 569.0 and multiplied to 27,415 at a rate of 583.5 in 2018.
Gonorrhea was also another STI frequent in Aldine, TX, with 8,448 new cases reported in 2017 at a rate of 181.1. The infections had reached a high of 8,730 at a rate of 185.8 in 2018.
Syphilis was also high with 2,761 people in the county testing positive in 2017 at a rate of 59.2, and the number dropped to 2,351 in 2018 at a rate of 69.2.
Harris County Public Health Department provides cost-free STI testing as well as mobile testing to residents throughout the county. Through a simple text message to the STD/HIV team, residents are connected to the outreach team to set up a time for free, private, and confidential testing and counseling. They also link residents who test HIV positive to care programs and treatment.
To have a healthy sexual life, frequent testing and screening is necessary and possible because Aldine, TX, has numerous free STD testing sites and mobile units. However, a doctor’s consultation might not be available, and you should know that prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’ve tested positive.
If you want to check your STD/HIV status, you can book an appointment with Planned parenthood- Northville Health Center and Brazos Urgent Care. Other medical centers you can walk-in for all-inclusive sexual health check-up include Spring Hospital and Aldine Health Care.