What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Kerrville,TX?
STDs have become a matter of concern both nationally and in Texas. Kerr County hasn’t been spared as cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV continue to occur at disturbing rates.
According to an STD Surveillance Report by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Kerr County recorded a decrease in chlamydia incidences between 2014 and 2017, from 119 to 64. In 2018, chlamydia incidences spiked slightly to 69 with a rate of 136.5.
Further, the report showed a 2015 gonorrhea rate of 51.7 in 2015, which dropped to 23.3 in 2017 with a total of 12 new cases.
The San Antonio TGA/HSDA HIV Care Continuum Plan (2017-2021) aims to achieve a drastic drop in HIV infections by 2021 through increment in the number of HIV+ persons under care. The program carefully monitors the introduction to health services and care retention for PLWH.
Sexually active individuals are implored to get tested to know your STD/HIV status. Kerrville residents can visit the TDSHS Kerr County Field Office located along One Schreiner Center. Otherwise, you may head to San Antonio, where you’ll find the Beat AIDS Coalition Trust on Hudson St.
Another option is the Center for Health Care Services Clinic, which is nestled on McCullough Ave, San Antonio, or the Community Action Inc. of Central Texas along Uhland Rd.
You can also find other centers near Kerrville which may provide free STD testing, but you may have to deal with inconsistency in opening times. Moreover, you may only be limited to appointment-only services and the medical centers might not test all STDs.
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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.