While Tarrant County communities, including Haltom City, TX, saw a decline in the number of newly reported chlamydia and gonorrhea cases from 2016 to 2017, the number of new syphilis cases rose by more than 24 percent.
County records show that gonorrhea rates fell from 152.3 cases per 100,000 people in 2016 to 134.3 cases per 100,000 people in 2017. Chlamydia rates also decreased from 445.3 cases per 100,000 residents to 408.2 cases per 100,000 residents.
Syphilis cases, however, rose from 543 reported cases in 2016 to 676 reported cases in 2017.
According to the latest CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report, Tarrant County saw a decrease in the number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV from 2016 to 2017, as these numbers fell from 304 reported cases in 2016 to 288 reported cases in 2017.
While there are limited public health centers in Haltom City, TX that might offer STD testing, residents may be able to find testing options at one of the private physician offices in the city. Many of these facilities are located along East Belknap Street or Denton Highway.
Residents can, however, travel 15 minutes southwest into Fort Worth, where they will find several additional health care centers that might offer STD or HIV testing, such as Planned Parenthood – Fort Worth, HIV Testing Fort Worth, AIDS Outreach Center, Healing Wings AIDS Center, HELP (Health Education Learning Project), and Collins Family Planning Clinic.
While some of these clinics may offer free STD testing, residents might have to meet certain income requirements for free services. In addition, doctor consultations at these clinics may limited or not be available.