Grayson County health officials are battling a recent sharp increase in the new diagnosis of STDs in Denison, TX. The recent CDC surveillance report indicated that failure to use protection during sex and having multiple sexual partners are some of the reasons leading to the soaring statistics of the new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis, among other STDs.
Information from the Texas 2017 STD Surveillance Report shows that Grayson County had 359 chlamydia incidences in 2010, with a rate of 296.6. By 2017, the STD’s rate had risen to 353.8, with 464 new cases of chlamydia.
The STD report further indicated that in 2010, Grayson County recorded 81 cases of gonorrhea. Even though the STD’s incidences hit 196 cases in 2016, they reduced by 2.04% in 2017. That year, 192 individuals were infected with the STDs.
Denison City Health Department, CDC’s community approach and the federal government-funded programs have been very instrumental in the fight against the spread of STDs. These programs have made testing and treatment of STDs more accessible to the residents of Denison City.
For testing services, you could consider visiting the Grayson County Health Department, True Options Pregnancy Center, Texoma Medical Center, CBD American Shaman Denison, and Primary Medicine of Sherman.
Alternatively, you may consider visiting one of the free STD testing clinics located across Denison City. However, some free facility may not prescribe treatment; others may only contact you when the results are positive, which might take up to 2 weeks. Also, they may be operating on certain days and offer tests for fewer infections.