Unlike the majority of communities throughout the country, cities in Val Verde County, including the county seat of Del Rio, TX actually saw a decline in the number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases from 2016 to 2017.
Val Verde County surveillance reports show that the number of reported chlamydia cases dropped slightly from 197 cases in 2016 to 180 cases in 2017, and the number of gonorrhea cases fell from 25 cases in 2017 to 15 cases in 2016.
The number of reported syphilis cases, however, increased slightly, as the number of reported cases rose from 9 cases in 2016 to 11 cases in 2017.
According to state health records, the number of reported HIV cases in Val Verde, TX have remained consisted from 2015 to 2017, with only one reported HIV case for each year.
There are a number of health care centers and clinics in Del Rio, TX that might provide HIV or STD testing, including the Department of Public Health – Val Verde, Val Verde Health Clinic, Bedell Avenue Clinic, and Val Verde Regional Medical Center. In addition, there are numerous private physician practices and healthcare facilities that may offer STD or HIV testing. Many of these centers are located along South Main Street or Bedell Avenue.
Some local clinics may offer free STD testing, but income and residency requirements may apply. In addition, not all clinics have on-site doctors available, so an after-test doctor consultation or treatment may not be available. Due to this fact, you may need to seek treatment from a second location.