In Jefferson county, a total of 555 cases of Gonorrhea were reported in 2017. In this year the rate of such cases was at 216.5 per population of 100,000.
The previous year 565 cases of Gonorrhea were reported, at a rate of 220.7. Indicating a decrease in reported cases of Gonorrhea from 2016 to 2017.
Rates and reported cases of HIV follow a rise and fall pattern starting in the year 2012. As there were 67 cases of HIV that year at a rate of 26.6, down to 40 cases at a rate of 15.7 in 2014 and back up to 58 at a rate of 22.6 in 2017.
By contrast there was a total of 1,086 reported cases of Chlamyida in Beaumont in the year 2017. Marion County as whole reported 13 cases of Gonorrhea, at a rate of 129.2 per population of 100,000.
“Jefferson County reports high rates of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Specicifically a 13% rise in Gonorrhea cases.”
There are two clinics in Beaumont that may offer STD testing services. These include Legacy Community Health on 11th street and Beaumont Public Health on College St.
STD testing might also be offered at Planned Parenthood, the closest location nearby is located in Tyler, located on Turtle Creek Drive.
Free STD testing may be offered at some health clinics, however these clinics may not be discreet about your reason for visiting. You may also be unable to book an appointment for such testing and be subject to wait times.