What are the STI test options in Lancaster,TX?
Lancaster, TX is one of the most thriving, predominantly working class communities in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is also the largest African American majority city in all of Texas.
At the risk of over generalizing, when it comes to the relation between race and STDs, there are some alarming statistical trends that cannot be ignored. For instance, the rates (number of individuals per 100,000 people) of chlamydia , gonorrhea, and syphilis are much, much higher among the black community when compared to other ethnic groups.
Anyone who engages in unprotected sex is at risk of contracting an STD and this risk increases when there are multiple partners. Thankfully, there are facilities in and around Lancaster, TX that offer STD screening to all of the city’s residents.
According to the CDC, the rates of reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are much higher among blacks than whites, which is concerning for a majority black city like Lancaster, TX.
If you are concerned with your sexual health and want to get tested, you may want to get in contact with religious organizations in Lancaster. They may be able to put you in touch with clinics that offer testing on a walk-in basis. These clinics may even offer free STD testing, although they this testing may not cover all diseases.
Another option is nearby Dallas. Some of the hospitals in Dallas also offer specialized treatment and psychosocial services to individuals who are HIV positive.
Right in Lancaster, TX you may be able to find private clinics that provide FDA approved diagnostic tests for the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
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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.