As part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Lewisville shares in that region’s STD problems. In 2017 in Denton County, 61 people were diagnosed with HIV, for a rate of 7.3 per 100K people. That year, there were 1,351 people living with HIV or AIDS there.
Also in 2017, 2,424 people were diagnosed with chlamydia, with a rate of 289.9. For gonorrhea, it was 712 cases and a rate of 85.1. There were 190 syphilis cases at a rate of 22.7.
Health officials are particularly concerned about the numbers of young people, including teens, contracting STDs.
Like much of the South, Texas does not mandate comprehensive sex education, and many teens do not understand the importance of using protection.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Lewisville, and more options in Dallas or Fort Worth if you can make it there (and it may be easier to find free STD testing in the larger cities). One option is PrimaCare Medical Center on Surf St. They do STD and lab testing. Planned Parenthood tests for all STIs and treats all except HIV, for an affordable fee based on your income. You can find them on Main St.