The number of Eagle Pass residents reported to be infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continues to increase. Information from the Texas 2017 STD Surveillance Report shows that there were 160 cases of chlamydia in Maverick County in 2010. The chlamydia infections rose to 213 in 2011, 244 in 2012, and by 2017, they had hit 276.
The report further indicated that Maverick County had 11 cases of gonorrhea in 2010. They reduced to 7 in 2011 but later rose to 42 in 2013. Year 2017 saw the rate of new infections decrease to 20, and during the same year, there were 11 cases of syphilis.
The 2012 County Health Rankings for STDs in Texas showed that Maverick County had an HIV prevalence rate of 99 in 2008. The data was sourced from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
The Texas DSHS HIV/STD Program has been trying to reduce the STD rates in Eagle Pass by promoting the testing of the diseases. The local health department has also made invaluable contributions in ensuring that the required medications are accessible to the infected residents of Eagle Pass.
You can visit the Health Department-Public Health in the city for the STD tests. Additionally, the Maverick County Health & Human in Quemado and the Planned Parenthood – South Austin Health Center provides them.
Low-cost or free STD testing services may be accessible at some public health clinics near Eagle Pass. Unfortunately, free tests might be inconvenient for you because booking appointments may not be very difficult as the doctors operate on limited schedules. Also, the tests may be limited to a few STDs.