Lake Jackson town is one of the communities in Brazoria County where STD cases are a matter of concern. Without bolstered intervention strategies, the number of STI incidences in the county will continue to rise.
According to a 2016 Texas STD Surveillance Report, Brazoria County recorded 1,204 incidences of chlamydia with a rate of 339.9 per 100,000 individuals. However, in 2015, chlamydia cases were 1,179, while the rate was 341.1.
The gonorrhea rate has risen by a double-fold. In 2009, 134 cases were reported, as compared to 260 cases in 2016. In 2015 and 2016, syphilis cases remained the same, at 41 incidences and a rate of 11.6.
Through the Health and Human Services, the Texas Department of State Health offers the HIV/STD Program whose goal is to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, sexual-health surveillance reporting, PrEP programs, as well as HIV medical and support services.
For testing services, you may visit several STD care clinics near Lake Jackson. The Brazoria County Health clinic situated at 111 E Locust St in Angleton may offer physical examination for gonorrhea and chlamydia. You may also get rapid blood tests for both HIV and syphilis.
Instead, you can go to the Planned Parenthood clinics which are located at the following locations: 1111 W Adoue, 1108 A East Mulberry in Angleton, and 4616 w Broadway in Pearland.
You may also receive free STD testing in other clinics in Lake Jackson. However, most of them may require you pay for doctor consultations and you might wait for long hours for test results. Also, after-care treatment drugs may be unavailable if you’re tested positive.