What are the STI test options in Frisco,TX?
Frisco, Texas, is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, but its STD rates are much lower. In 2017, there were 1,796 people living with HIV or AIDS in Collin County, with a prevalence rate of 185.2 per 100K people. A smaller part of Frisco lies in Denton County, and its HIV prevalence rate that year was 161.6. But those rates reflect a percentage of the people who are actually infected.
The social stigma surrounding HIV, exacerbated by homophobia in some places, can make some people reluctant to come in for testing. But medical professionals are discreet and only want to help you, and you should never be afraid to be tested.
In 2017, 2,921 people in Collin County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 301.3 per 100K people; Texas’s rate for that year was 511.6. The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 88.4 and 14.5.
There are not too many STD-testing clinics in Frisco itself, but there are more options in the surrounding areas. The CVS MinuteClinic does basic STI screenings, and they have several convenient locations in Frisco.
There is a Planned Parenthood in Plano. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and the fee is on a sliding scale. Some health organizations may host free STD testing events during STD Awareness Month, so keep an eye out for that.