What are the STI test options in DeSoto,TX?

DeSoto is a suburb of Dallas, but like most suburbs of larger cities, its STD rates are a bit lower, since the population density in urban areas tends to facilitate the spread of STDs.

In 2016, Dallas County’s HIV prevalence rate was 807.7 per 100K people, which is pretty high. But the main zip code making up DeSoto had a rate of 689, while the rates of zip codes in central Dallas went up to 6,000.

But health officials are worried that there are more people out there with HIV who have not been tested. Social stigma can make some people reluctant to come to the clinics, but medical professionals are discreet and only want to help you.

In 2017, Dallas County had 19,084 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 728.9 per 100K people (remember that the DeSoto rates would have been lower). The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 271.4 and 90.6.

DeSoto doesn’t have many STD-testing clinics, but there are many more options in Dallas (and you may be able to find free STD testing there). PrimaCare Urgent Care does STI testing and treatment.

Los Barrios Unidos on Illinois Ave provides STI testing and treatment. Planned Parenthood is located on Virginia Dr in South Dallas. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and their fee is on a sliding scale.

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Additional STD Test Statistics in DeSoto, TX

STD Testing Desoto, TX

The small city of Desoto surrounds downtown Dallas, and is considered part of the metro area. Unfortunately this also includes this small area in the same statistical data as the large city. While this might not accurately show the STDs strictly limited to the few square miles that make up this community, it does provide residents with the information they need to realize more teenagers are contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

  • Almost 4 percent of all new HIV cases in 2010 were contracted between teenagers 13-18 years.
  • 80 percent of the HIV cases were in 17-18 year men and women.
  • 71 percent of HIV cases in the area are African American women.
  • There were over 1,800 women living with HIV in the area in 2010.
  • The last few years more women were diagnosed with syphilis than men.
  •  Individuals infected with an STD are almost 3 times more likely to spread the disease.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in DeSoto, TX

Like most of the state independent school districts rely heavily on teaching abstinence. With more teenagers testing positive for STDs, many health care workers are beginning to realize that this approach is no longer working to protect the city’s sexually active youth. Starting in 2015 the city of Denton is implementing new educational programs to start teaching teenagers the dangers of having unprotected sex, along with beginning to emphasize the importance of begin tested regularly. With the numbers continuing to rise in the Dallas metro area, city officials are hopeful that the push for regular testing will help to slow down these potentially deadly diseases.

STD Clinic Information in DeSoto, TX

There are a few ways that residents of this picturesque bedroom community can help protect themselves and the city’s youth from STDs, which begins with education and regular testing. Many of these diseases do not immediately show symptoms, which is why it is important to have regular HIV testing in Denton. Herpes testing in Denton is also important to continued good health, and early detection can prevent embarrassing sores from appearing around your lips and mouth.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in DeSoto, TX

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The demographics of the area play a role in the high rate of STDs in the Denton area, especially the city’s close proximity to the Dallas area. While this neighborhood city does not have a wide economic gap between residents, there is a difference in age. More teenagers between 17 and 18 are contracting a sexually transmitted disease, and it is not uncommon for the same patient to visit the clinic several times for different problems.

What this indicates is that the city’s youth do not understand the importance of regular checkups for your sexual health, and until this happens the STD rates will continue to go up. While statistics do show that there are a greater number of African American men and women in the Dallas area, it is important for residents of Denton to remember that an STD can be contracted by anyone regardless of age, race, or gender.

Better Sexual Health in DeSoto, TX

There are several reasons  this is a great place to live and raise a family, but it should also be noted that there is a higher than average rate of STDs in the area. While much of this is due to lack of education, it is still important to practice safe sex. Simple testing can ensure your continued good sexual health, but the long lines at the clinics often cause residents to give up and go away. With one phone call you can schedule a private test in Denton, and have  time to walk the nature trails running through town.

Reference:

http://focusdailynews.com/study-launched-on-std-rates-among-local-youth-p7291-1.htm

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/

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