Bryan shares Brazos County with College Station, which is home to Texas A&M University. In 2015, the HIV prevalence rate of Brazos County was 193 per 100K people, well under the Texas rate of 368. But let’s not celebrate just get. HIV, like other STIs, is preventable, and those numbers need to come down.
In 2016, there were 1,402 chlamydia cases in Brazos County, but only 716 of those were in Bryan. That rose to 800 in 2017. In 2016, Brazos County had 353 gonorrhea cases, at a rate of 160.2 per 100K people. The rate for primary and secondary syphilis was 4.5. Health officials sometimes point to insufficient sex education as a primary reason for high STD rates in the South, as well as high poverty levels.
They recommend getting tested often and always using protection.
There are a few clinics in Bryan, including one location that provides free STD testing for HIV only (note that there may be a wait). Brazos County Health District’s Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic offers STI testing at a low cost. You can find them on North Texas Ave. The Brazos Valley Women’s Center on 29th St provides STD testing, and they also offer the HPV vaccine.