From 2016 to 2017, Tarrant County Texas experienced a decline in gonorrhea cases, from 3,079 cases in 2016 to 2,760 cases in 2017. Syphilis cases were some of the least prevalent in the county, however, new cases continued to grow at a rate of 32.9 per 100,000 cases. Also, from 2008 to 2012, seventy-six percent of all diagnosed HIV cases in the county were male.
From 2008 to 2012, the HIV/Aids rate increased thirty-six percent
among residents aged fifteen to twenty-four years old, and there was a twelve percent increase among non-Hispanic black men.
County residents can seek STD testing in several area locations like MaxHealth Med on Heritage Avenue. The Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas (Bedford Health Center) on Central Drive and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF Healthcare Center Fort Worth) on Beach Street are testing options in the area.
Residents may also receive STD testing from Tarrant County Public Health Department (Arlington Public Health Center) on East Arkansas Lane as well as John Peter Smith Health Network (JPS Healing Wings HIV/AIDS Center) on South Main Street. The Health Education Learning Project located on South Main Street may also be a viable option as well.
There may also be several locations in the area that provide free STD testing to residents who qualify. However, it should be noted that many of these locations may have limited or inconvenient hours as well as limited STD tests.
In addition, people who test positive for an STD may not have access to medical consultation in person or by phone. Plus some locations may not provide immediate test results.