Angleton is a county seat and a city of Brazoria County. The county has recorded variating statistical data for STDs in the past years. HIV cases increased from 368 infections in 2016 to 409 positive diagnoses in 2017 and later to 708 in 2018.
Chlamydia displayed the highest number of infections over the other STDs, with 1,223 recorded infections in 2016 at a prevalence of 345.7, which rose to 1,421 at an occurrence rate of 391.8. 2018 had a further escalation to 1433 new positive diagnoses at a prevalence rate of 387.1.
Gonorrhea infections hiked from 260 cases at a rate of 75.3 per 100, 000 population in 2016 to 305 new incidents in 17 at a rate of 84.1 per 100, 000 persons while 2018 recorded a down surge with 295 new cases at an infection rate of 79.7 recorded.
Total Syphilis infections increased in number from 42 at a prevalence rate of 119.0 per 100,000 population in 2016 to 58 positive diagnoses at an occurrence rate of 518.0 per 100 000 persons in 2017. 2018 displayed a supplemental increase to 63 new incidents with a prevalence of 17.0 per 100,000 persons.
Brazoria County Health Department protects Brazoria County residents’ sexual health through various sexual health programs. It has increased its HIV prevention efforts through testing and other support services, such as harm reduction or needle exchange programs for IUDs.
You may find some STD testing facilities in and around Angleton, including St. Hope Foundation, AHF Wellness Center – Houston, and Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood – South Texas Medical Center.
Some clinics offer free STD testing, but you may be required to cope with inconveniences such as long wait times for test results, and booking appointment options may not be available.