In 2016 there were 4,464 cases of HIV, 40 cases of Hepatitis C, 156 cases of Hepatitis B, 139 cases of Hepatitis A, 1,955 cases of syphilis, 142,952 cases of chlamydia, and 42,472 cases of gonorrhea.
On the plus side, almost all STDs saw a decrease from the previous year’s date; however, overall rates have been on the rise over the past six years. Continued efforts are required to keep rates declining.
It’s estimated that over 80,000 people are currently living with HIV.
Also worth noting that now antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea cases are on the rise. Services offered include free STD testing, though not all insurance is accepted, condoms and educational services to help combat the STD problem. Programs like the Healthy Texas Women Program serve specific demographics to help further education, prevention, and best health practices.
The Regence Health Network has multiple locations, including one on South Tyler Street and another on Martin Road. Haven Health Clinics has a testing facility on Medical Drive and the Panhandle AIDS Support Organization Incorporated offers testing services on West 10th Street.