What are the STI test options in Huntsville,TX?
Huntsville is home to Sam Houston State University, and health officials say bacterial STDs are on the rise among students there. One reason for the rising rates is that more students are being tested, therefore, we know about more of the cases, which is a good thing.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are mainly asymptomatic in women in the early stages, but they can cause infertility if left undetected and untreated. The only way to know your sexual health status for sure is to be tested regularly. Condoms go a long way toward preventing the spread of STIs.
In 2017, Walker County had 577 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 798.7 per 100K people, well above the Texas rate of 511.6. The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 146.7 and 34.6. The same year, there were 104 people living with HIV or AIDS in Walker County, with a prevalence rate of 144 per 100K people, below Texas’s rate of 320.4.
The Sam Houston State University Student Health Center provides STI testing to its students. Texpress Urgent Care on I-45 also offers STD testing and treatment. UTMB Health WIC – Huntsville provides low-cost STI testing and treatment.
Keep an eye on the community calendar for free STD testing events, especially during STD Awareness Month or any awareness campaign.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.