Jollyville, TX, is a census-designated place in Williamson and Travis Counties. The public health department in Williamson County noted a hike in the number of HIV diagnoses from 22 new cases in 2016 occurring at a rate of 4.2 in every 100,000 individuals to 40 in 2018 recorded at 7.1 per 100,000 population.
Elsewhere, the number of Chlamydia infections depicted a wavy trend between 2016 and 2018. According to data collected in that period, there were 1,267 confirmed diagnoses in 2016 at a rate of 240.2, 1,394 cases in 2017 at a rate of 255.3, and 1,331 new infections in 2018 prevailing at a rate of 234.9.
The county’s HIV/STD surveillance team however noted a drop in the number of new Syphilis infections from 77 at a rate of 14.1 in 2017 to 71 in 2018 reported at a prevalence of 12.5.
Besides that, an undulation was observed in the number of Gonorrhea diagnoses between 2016 and 2018. The former year had 324 new infections that prevailed at a rate of 614 while in 2017, the number of cases had increased to 420 at a rate of 76.9. However, they reduced to 330 in 2018 at a rate of 58.2.
Williamson County’s public health officials have been focused on improving the efficiency of state-funded HIV/STD prevention programs. In line with statewide prevention plans, they’ve been using the allocated funds and resources to improve access to treatment options and preventive supplies and to coordinate impactful HIV/STD programs that incorporate the use of fact sheets, videos, pamphlets, and brochures.
If you’re a resident of Williamson County, you can access STD/HIV services at Williamson County and Cities Health District, Planned Parenthood – Central Austin Health Center, and CareNow Urgent Care – Central Austin.
Beware though, free STD testing may be available only if you’ve booked an appointment. Furthermore, the clinics may lack onsite prescriptions if you test positive.