One would expect League City to share Houston’s STD problems, but in fact, Galveston County’s STD rates are a bit under the Texas average. But don’t get smug yet, League City! Those numbers can still come down, as STIs are preventable.
Many of the common ones, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, can be cured easily with antibiotics, but first you have to get tested to find out your status. If these STDs are left untreated, they can cause serious problems, which might not be curable.
There is no cure yet for herpes or HIV, but there is treatment that can prolong the lives of those who are HIV-positive. In 2017, there were 1,025 people living with HIV or AIDS in Galveston County, with a prevalence rate of 305.9 per 100K people. For comparison, Texas’s rate was 320.4.
The same year, Galveston County had 1,646 cases of chlamydia, at a rate of 491.3 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 132.8 and 23.3.
League City has a few STD-testing clinics, and there are more options in the surrounding areas, including a public clinic that provides free STD testing, but only for HIV and syphilis.
Affinity Urgent Care provides testing for common STIs, including HPV, herpes, trich, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. They have three locations in Galveston County, but the one closest to you would probably be the Texas City office. The Saint Hope Foundation in Dickenson provides STD testing on a sliding fee scale depending on your income.