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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STD Statistics In Bell County, TX



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Additional STD Test Statistics in Fort Hood, TX

 STD Testing Fort Hood, TX

While statistics concerning the health of the military personnel on the army base can be difficult to obtain, officials do know that the majority of the STD cases in Bell County are originating on the base. In 2012 the percentage of residents living in and around the base with an STD was more than twice that of the state average. Adding to the growing concern many health care officials are feeling is the fact that it is also extremely difficult to track the infected military members once they have been diagnose, and this problem has only gotten worse in the last 10 to 20 years.

  • In 2012 there were over 1,200 cases of Chlamydia in Fort Hood.
  • Over 475 residents tested positive for Gonorrhea in 2012.
  • During 2012 the state rate for Chlamydia was 478.3 and 123.1 cases of Gonorrhea.
  • Since 2011 there has been an average of 3,000 new cases of STDs at the base.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Fort Hood, TX

While it is true that many new recruits entering the base do not understand the dangers of having unprotected sex, and the military is not going to try and stop its members from being engaging in intercourse it is beginning to recognize the fact that there is a problem. The health department located on the army base has implemented an educational program geared at helping military members understand the risks associated with unprotected sex. Using data that includes the fact the STDs are more common in African American men, is helping to educate soldiers and some officials are beginning to notice a slight decrease in some STDs.

STD Clinic Information in Fort Hood, TX

One of the best methods of preventing an STD in the military is to abstain from sexual activities, or to at least wear a condom. Even this is not enough to protect everyone from a sexually transmitted disease, which is why officials are also urging military personnel to get HIV testing in Fort Hood. There is another STD that can be caught without having intercourse, and Herpes testing in Fort Hood can help prevent this embarrassing problem.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Fort Hood, TX

There are a few demographical factors that are playing a role in the high STD rates around Fort Hood, which includes the relatively young age of the enlisted personnel. With over 45,000 soldiers stationed at the base and the majority under the age of 35, it is not hard to see why this young population is constantly at risk of developing an STD. The stress of warfare and basic training are also contributing to the soldiers disregard for their sexual health, along with a simple lack of education. While there are more clinics located on the large base, it is still up to the soldiers to decide if they are going to protect themselves and get tested regularly for all of the common STDs.

Better Sexual Health in Fort Hood, TX

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This large military base is home to over 45,000 soldiers and military personnel, and it is also struggling with an abnormally high rate of STDs. While some of this can be contributed to the normal stress life in the military can entail, it is also due to a lack of caring and education. Even though officials have implemented new educational programs for recruits and veterans it will take awhile before anyone notices a difference in the number of reported STD cases.

Regular testing will keep you safe and protect your sexual health, and you can arrange for a private STD test in Fort Hood that lets you avoid the long lines and embarrassment many people feel waiting for hours at the clinic.




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