What are the STI test options in Lubbock,TX?
Recent years have witnessed rising STD rates that place the nation in an STD epidemic. Stay safe and smart with regular testing and information.
In the state, over 80,000 people are currently living with HIV. In recent years numbers continue to rise rather than decrease, despite better medical treatments and preventative measures. Lubbock saw 122 cases of syphilis, 813 cases of gonorrhea, 2,144 cases of chlamydia, 27 cases of HIV, and 13 cases of AIDS in 2016, an upward trend from the reported 2015 numbers.
Regular testing and safe sex practices remain the best way to combat this problem.
The city of Lubbock offers many different options. The region has set forth a goal to direct resources towards the prevention and treatment of STDs and services like risk reduction counseling and reduced rate testing are meeting those demands, along with free STD testing for low-income and residents that are considered to be “high risk”. These include public and private std testing centers.
StarCare Specialty Health System is located on 28th Street and the City of Lubbock Health Department can be found on 18th Street. Lynn County Hospital District also offers testing services and is located on Lockwood Street in Tahoka, just south of Lubbock.
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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.