Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Cleburne, TX, in Johnson County, have been surging in the past few years. Chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea, and HIV/AIDS remain to be the most common ones affecting the residents of the region.
The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) released statistics that showed that Johnson County had 428 infections of chlamydia in 2010. The rate of the STD that year was 284 cases per 100,000 persons. According to the 2012 Texas County Health Rankings, HIV had a prevalence rate of 101 in 2008 in Johnson County.
Data released by the CDC in 2016 indicated that Texas had 142,952 cases if chlamydia during that year. Those of syphilis and gonorrhoea were 1,955 and 42,472 respectively.
The Department of State Health Services in Texas runs the HIV/STD Program focuses on reducing the rates of STIs in Cleburne. At the same time, the initiative hopes to reduce the complications of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the costs that the infected persons have to incur for treatment services. It offers STD tests and counseling services to residents.
HIV/STD testing is also provided at the Johnson County Public Health. Other health centers that you can visit to get tested for STDs are the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas; also known as, the Southwest Fort Worth Health Center. You can also visit MHMR Tarrant hospital (Behavioral Health Services Center).
Low-cost or free STD testing services may be offered at some public clinics near Cleburne, TX. However, the free testing centers may be crowded with long queues. In free facilities, doctors might be operating under a limited schedule and their availability might not be consistent. Also, doctor’s consultation might not be available.