Despite Hutto, TX, being one of the fastest developing cities in America, its levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continue to soar. According to the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, Williamson County had 1,350 chlamydia diagnoses made in 2010; with a chlamydia rate of 319 cases per 100,000 people.
The cases of chlamydia in Williamson County saw a 22. 74% increase in 2013. That year, they were 1,657, and chlamydia’s rate was 363.2. Besides, Williamson County had an HIV prevalence rate of 99 in 2008 as revealed by the 2012 County Health Rankings for STDs in Texas.
The Williamson County and Cities Health District encourage residents of Hutto to get tested for STDs by making testing services accessible to all residents. It also helps the residents to seek treatment should they test positive for any infection. Moreover, the health department offers residents comprehensive sex education that can enable them to avoid contracting STDs in the future.
To access STD tests, one can also make their way to the Planned Parenthood – North Austin Health Center. Additionally, the health facility provides STD treatment, pregnancy testing, and birth control services. Other available options that you can give some thought are the Ector County Health Department in Odessa and Texas City Health Department.
Free STD testing might be accessible at several public health centers, but you may have to wait in line for many hours due to overcrowding in the facility. Also, you might have to visit the Free STD Clinic more than once since rapid testing options might not be available.