Keller, TX figures for STD cases are encompassed within county wide figures, as are HIV statistics.
A state surveillance report found that in 2017 there were 8,387 chlamydia cases, a decrease from the year prior when there were 9,002. Gonorrhea figures were also on a downward trajectory to 2,760 cases in 2017 from 3,079 in 2016.
Syphilis cases have risen dramatically, however, and in 2017 there were 676 cases up from 543 in 2016. Analysis found that Tarrant County experienced the second highest percentage increase in syphilis cases between the two years, with a 55.6 percent increase.
In 2016, 321 of every 100,000 people were living with HIV in the county, less than the state average of 375 – 2,084,931 people live in Tarrant County according to census data. In particular, Black women are overrepresented among cases of people living with HIV – 452.84 per 100,000 of the population – 6.5 times the rate of Hispanic women and 9.3 times the rate of White women living with HIV.
“Tarrant County has 9.8 syphilis cases per 100,000 residents, up by 55.6%. Syphilis is usually a dormant disease, which is why older people are screened for this.”
There are a few places for residents in Keller, TX where STD testing and HIV testing may be accessible including a Planned Parenthood in nearby Bedford, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Fort Worth and the Tarrant County Public Health Department.
You may be able to get an STD test at urgent care facility Care Now in Keller, TX as well.
Free STD testing or HIV testing may be available but doctor consultation might not be available or might be an additional charge.