In 2017, chlamydia was the most prevalent STD with 19,084 cases in Dallas County, Texas. During that same year, there was a forty-four percent increase in HIV cases from 2008 and there were approximately 18,073 active cases in the county. Also, the gonorrhea prevalence rate was 271.4 cases for every 100,000 people.
In 2018, Dallas County, Texas, experienced more than a twenty percent increase in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia cases from the previous year.
Dallas County Texas has a variety of STD testing locations to choose from. County residents can seek STD testing at the Foremost Family Health Centers on Shepherd Lane as well as Parkland Health and Hospital System (Southeast Dallas Health Center) in Elam Road.
Other locations in the county include Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Mesquite Health Center) and A Sisters Gift Women’s Center on North Town East Boulevard. Residents may also be able to obtain testing at Prism Health North Texas – South Dallas (Peabody Health Center) on Spring Avenue and Foremost Family Health Centers (Martin Luther King Jr Family Clinic) on Martin Luther King Boulevard Junior.
Some county residents may be eligible for free STD testing at various locations in the county. However, some of these locations may have inconvenient hours or may not offer the option to schedule appointments in advance. Other locations might not offer walk-in services.
Also, the option for medical consultation as well as access to prescriptions for medication may not be available for people who test positive for STD’s.