What are the STI test options in Arlington,TX?
Over 15,000 people are living with HIV in the Dallas area. The region of Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington has seen an increase in reported cases of syphilis among men from 335 cases in 2012 to 480 cases in 2016. This is in increase from 10.1 cases per 100,000 to 13.7 cases of syphilis per 100,000 residents in this area.
Across the county of Dallas the 2018 rate is as high as 90.6 cases per 100,000 residents.
In response, many locations offer prevention counseling and education, testing, support groups, and financial assistance to those seeking services.
The state also has some laws specific to teenage populations when it comes to reproductive health. Special clinics can be found that are dedicated specifically to the health needs of sexually active teens, including testing for STDs; however, if you’re a teen keep in mind that while these locations are available and affordable – or even free – by Texas law you must have parental consent to be tested.
Many public and private STD testing locations exist around the city. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas is located on South Cooper Street. From the Tarrant County Public Health Department on West Randol Mill Road to Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic on Stadium Drive.
There are some clinics that have free STD testing. You should know that not all tests are included and could require a fee.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.