What are the STI test options in Lufkin,TX?
Situated in Angelina County, Lufkin has the esteemed privilege of serving as the county seat. The entire state of Texas, particularly Harris County, all reported seeing a large increase in the number of chlamydia cases. This mimics nationwide trends. Chlamydia is most commonly found in young women under 24, because it is often asymptomatic people don’t think to get tested. It’s important you get tested, even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, so you don’t pass sexually transmitted diseases on to others.
The rate of chlamydia diagnoses in 2015 for Angelina County was 549.3 per 100,000 people. That number decreased slightly the following two years, ending 2017 with a rate of only 461.2 per 100,000.
Health officials in Angelina County chalk this up to their endeavors to raise awareness on the importance of regular STI screenings. There were 140 new cases of HIV diagnoses that same year in the Lufkin area. Putting Angelina County’s prevalence rate at 196 per 100K. The 2017 rates for gonorrhea and syphilis were 176.5 (up from previous years) and 11.4 (primary and secondary syphilis only).
To get tested in Lufkin, there aren’t many options in the immediate area. You can go to the Angelina County & Cities Health District (Public Health Department) on Hill Street offers testing for HIV and testing and treatment for STDs. Or there’s a Quest Diagnostics on Gaslight Boulevard. For cheap options, or to find free STD testing, head into Nacogdoches and check out their public health clinics. If you do find low-cost services, be prepared for longer wait times and crowded clinics (if privacy is important to you).
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Lufkin clinics with our easy-to-read chart.
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