What are the STI test options in Carrollton,TX?
Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas, but its STD rates are lower. Parts of the city fall into three different counties with very different STD rates. For example, the 2017 HIV prevalence rate of Dallas County is 690.3 per 100K people; Denton County’s is 161.6; and Collin County’s is 185.2. But there are surely people still out there who don’t know they are infected.
There is still a stigma around HIV, especially directed toward gay and bisexual men, which may make some people reluctant to come in for testing. But medical professionals are discreet and only want to help you.
The 2017 chlamydia rates of Carrollton’s three counties were 728.9, 289.9, and 301.3. The gonorrhea rates were 271.4, 85.1, and 88.4. The syphilis rates were 90.6, 22.7, and 14.5. Health officials urge all sexually active people to get tested regularly, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.
There aren’t too many clinics in Carrollton itself, but there are a lot of options in Dallas and other suburbs. PrimaCare Medical Center, on Marsh Ln in Dallas, does STI testing and treatment. There is a Planned Parenthood in Addison. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale.
You can get a basic screening at the CVS MinuteClinics. Keep an eye on the local events calendars, as you may be able to catch a free STD testing event, especially during STD Awareness Month.