More residents of Alice, TX, are being diagnosed with different sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) every day. Research from the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute shows that Jim Wells County is among the top twenty most STD-affected counties in Texas.
According to information from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, Jim Wells County has 256 chlamydia incidences reported in 2010. In 2013, new cases of the STDs slightly increased; to 258.
Data from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) showed that 2008’s HIV prevalence rate in Jim Wells County was 50.
There are several programs in Texas with a mission to minimize the spread of STDs within Alice, TX. One of the programs is the HIV/STD Program that is spearheaded by the Texas Department of State Health Services. It provides STD testing and screening services, education as well as counseling services.
To get tested for STDs, you may also go to Falfurrias-the Health & Human Services Department. You can also consider visiting the San Patricio Health Department Clinic in Mathis or the Brazos County Health Department located in Bryan.
You can choose the free STD testing services that may be offered at some nearby health facilities. Even so, they might not be absolutely free, and you may be asked to pay some fee.
Additionally, you might not be able to book an appointment with an onsite doctor. You may also not access the free tests if your income range doesn’t meet their preset requirements.