What are the STI test options in Fort Hood,TX?
Killeen, the city containing Fort Hood, is ranked ninth on a list of the most sexually diseased cities in the US. Military bases often drive up the STD rates in their host counties, for the reasons one would suspect.
A lack of funding for public health projects also contributes to the problem. Health officials urge all sexually active people to use protection every time (don’t assume the other person has been tested recently) and to get tested often, even if they are not experiencing symptoms, and even if they believe their relationship to be monogamous (STIs can lie dormant for some time).
In 2017, there were 744 people living with HIV or AIDS in Bell County, with a prevalence rate of 213.9 per 100K people. But the bacterial STD rates were more problematic.
That year, 4,036 people in Bell County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 1,160.3. The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 451.9 and 28.7.
There are STD testing clinics in and close to Fort Hood. Some even offer free STD testing, though this might only apply to military personnel. Bell County Public Health Clinic on N. 2nd Street provides testing for all STDs, and there is rarely a wait if you call ahead.
United Way of Greater Fort Hood and Central Texas Support Services are both located on Gray Street. At either clinic you can be tested for Chlamydia, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
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