What are the STI test options in Denton,TX?
Denton County reported the following statistics in 2017 for STD rates per 100,000 residents: 289.9 for chlamydia, 85.1 for gonorrhea, 22.7 for syphilis, and 7.1 for HIV. These rates are alarming, especially for HIV, syphilis and gonorrhea.
Compared to other counties, Denton has lower rates of chlamydia, and slightly higher rates of other STDs including HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
All STDs have been increasing across the county, with the exception of HIV.
Although treatable, these conditions lead to long-term and serious health consequences when not treated. Also, many STDs can take hold in the body without any signs or symptoms. Therefore, testing is the only sure way to know.
From the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to the Denton County Health Department, it’s easy to find a testing center in the city of Denton. Health Services of North Texas can be found on Mesa Drive and the Health Services of North Texas is on South I 35 East.
Preventative and reduction measures in the area include multiple approaches across demographics. Programs and approaches include: Project SAFE, which is an intervention program for ethnic minority women; Safe in the City, which is an intervention video series created to be played in STD testing waiting rooms; and patient encouragement for partner notification. Free STD testing is another program offered. While it does screen for HIV it might not for other sexual diseases.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.