What are the STI test options in El Paso,TX?

In El Paso County, there were 274 cases of Gonorrhea in 2016 and 2,990 cases of Chlamydia. While still high, this number is down from a peak of 5,366 Chlamydia cases in the county in 2012.

Overall, the state of Texas was ranked third in a list of states in the U.S. with a high number of reported HIV cases.

Public and private testing options are available throughout El Paso. You can visit the El Paso Health Department on El Paso Drive if you’d like to use a public testing center. Private testing centers are also available on Pera Avenue, Medical Center Drive, and Mescalero Drive.

Parking won’t won’t be a problem, especially at the private clinics. The locations are also easy to find and clearly marked. If you are worried about staying anonymous this won’t be a problem. You do have options. This can even include free STD testing.

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STD Statistics In El Paso County, TX



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Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for El Paso County, TX. Data is normalized to accurately report El Paso County STD Breakdown.

Additional STD Test Statistics in El Paso, TX

Like most of the state, STDs in El Paso are multiplying, and this is only expected to continue in the future. From 2010 to 2013 Chlamydia cases have risen from 563.4 to 601.4 out of 100,000 residents with the majority of those infected being women under the age of 25.

  • El Paso County has one of the highest increases in STDs in the state with a 65.5 percent rise.
  • From 2006 to 2010 El Paso was ranked 7th with a total of 20,516.
  • It is estimated that only 29 to 59 percent of couples diagnosed with an STD seek treatment before infecting their partners.

With the lack of education and readily available treatment centers, health care experts are afraid these statistics will continue to rise, and expect to see record numbers among teens and young adults in the future.

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in El Paso, TX

Like most of the state, El Paso relies on an abstinence only program to help educate students. The independent school district does have condoms available for students who are enrolled in the brief program, but educators do not teach teens how to properly use the prophylactic. Unless the condom is used properly it is useless against preventing unwanted pregnancies and STDs, which results in the steady growth in new cases that city health care officials are currently dealing with.

The slight decline in the number of reported cases of Gonorrhea has some officials declaring that the abstinence program is effective, but it should be noted that other sexually transmitted diseases are currently on the rise. Without proper education teens and young adults will not learn about the dangers of  having sex without a condom until it is too late, and they will not know that some STDs can be transmitted without having intercourse.

Herpes is a viral infection that is common among students, and it can be easily spread through contact. This makes herpes testing in El Paso particularly important. HIV testing in El Paso is also vital for good health, especially since most people do not show any signs or symptoms until the virus has become a full blown AIDS infection. The test only takes a couple of minutes, and it can protect the health of those around you.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in El Paso, TX

The city does have a large Hispanic population which is affected by the increase in STDs, especially among women and young adults. Language barriers, along with a lack of income and strong religious beliefs are acerbating the problem.

There is also a stigma still associated with STDs and testing, with many of El Paso’s residents believing that an infection that is sexually transmitted will never affect them. Part of this mistaken belief is due to a lack of education, and the simple trust parents have that their children are not sexually active. The growing number of teen pregnancies before high school graduation should be enough for parents and city officials to realize that abstinence only programs are not enough to protect younger generations from a sexually transmitted disease, but the recent released statistics indicate that this is not true.

While demographics such as race, religion, and income will always affect STD rates, the lack of sex education programs and walk in clinics are the largest contributing factors.

Better Sexual Health in El Paso, TX

On your way to the zoo or before hiking one of the mountain trails, check-in at one of the city’s local clinics. If you don’t want to wait or have a surprise meeting with friends or family have you avoiding this important health checkup, think about scheduling confidential STD testing. It only takes a short call.  Instead of waiting for hours, spend 20 minutes,  and then go off and explore all of the sights in El Paso,  after you have taken care of your sexual health.




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