What are the STI test options in Leander,TX?
The William County Department of Health noted a rising trend of HIV infections from 327 at a rate of 97 in 2014 to 642 at a rate of 156 in 2018. Chlamydia continues to be the most frequent reported infectious disease with 1,014 infections at a rate of 246.8 reported in 2009, which increased to 1,249 at a rate of 236.2 in 2016.
Young adults had the highest rates of Gonorrhea infections compared to other age groups. There was an upsurge of Gonorrhoea infections from 54.8 at a rate of 225 in 2009 to 312 at a rate of 59.0 in 2016.
There was a hike in Syphilis infections from 21 at a rate of 5.1 in 2009 to 73 at a rate of 13.8 in 2016. Syphilis infections were noted to be higher in the male population, more so in men who have sex with men.
The William County Department of Health is working together with clinics and pharmacies to eradicate STI/HIV infections in the county. This collaboration has seen an improvement in patients’ medication adherence rates. Additionally, resources have been allocated to address factors associated with non-adherence to medication like stigma, trauma and mental health.
Leander city has several hospitals like CareNow Urgent Care – Cedar Park and Planned Parenthood – North Austin Health Center that offer sexual health services. Other hospitals found in the city include Williamson County and Cities Health District and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Free STD testing services may not always be offered in most hospitals, but if they are, test results may be received in 1 to 2 weeks and you may have to pay a fee for doctors consultation.
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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.