Fresno is an unincorporated community and census-designated city in Fort Bend County. Data reports from the county’s public health department depicted an upward growth in the number of new HIV infections from 85 in 2018 to 72 in 2016.
Also, there was a notable increase in Chlamydia diagnoses between 2015 and 2018; public health officials noted 2,044 in 2015. By 2018, the numbers stood at 3,221.
Additionally, Gonorrhea infections rose from 2015 to 2018. In this case, 2015 had 513 cases, and in 2018, the number had leaped to 794 diagnoses.
There was a minuscule upward projection in the number of Syphilis diagnoses made in 2017 and 2018. The former year recorded 147 cases, whereas, in 2018, the value increased by one to 148 new infections.
Public health administrators in Fort Bend County can take advantage of the various state-funded programs that focus on HIV/STD prevention. Such programs encompass community-based campaigns, emotional and social support services, partner notification options, the Syphilis Elimination Project, and effective STD reporting avenues. The programs also provide PrEP medications to at-risk individuals and ensure that local health departments adhere to the stipulated HIV/STD testing and treatment guidelines.
You can visit the Planned Parenthood – Stafford Health Center and CareNow Urgent Care – Sugar Land as well as the Avenue 360 Health and Wellness Southwest Location for affordable HIV/STD screening.
Nonetheless, some free STD testing clinics may have irregular opening hours, while others may lack convenient walk-in options.