Texas state health records show that STD rates, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were up in communities throughout Dallas County. While the majority of newly reported STD cases stem from residents within the city of Dallas, smaller communities, such as Duncanville, TX, are not immune to this growing epidemic.
State health records show that chlamydia rates in the county rose from 15,783 reported cases in 2016 to 19,084 reported cases in 2017, and gonorrhea rates spiked from 6,035 reported cases in 2016 to 7,105 reported cases in 2017.
Syphilis rates jumped by more than 28 percent, as the number of newly reported cases increased from 1,845 cases in 2016 to 2,372 cases in 2017.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) records showed a slight decrease in the number of newly reported HIV cases in 2017, as the number dropped from 838 cases in 2016 to 814 cases in 2017.
There are a couple of healthcare facilities in Duncanville, TX that might offer HIV or STD testing, such as Prestonwood Pregnancy Center – Southwest and North Texas Care Clinic. There are also numerous private doctor offices that may provide STD testing. Many of these providers are located near Highway 67 and Wheatland Road (East and West).
You can also choose to drive into Dallas for access to several other clinics that may provide STD and HIV testing, such as Downtown Pregnancy Center, Resource Center Nelson-Tebedo Clinic, Out of the Closet – Dallas, and Parkland Hospital HIV Clinic.
Some of these clinics may advertise free STD testing, but in some cases, not all STD tests are covered under the free service. In addition, some clinics do not offer after test treatment or a consultation with a doctor, which means you will need to go to a second location if you test positive.