What are the STI test options in McAllen,TX?

Over 75,000 residents are affected by the three most common STDs – gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis – every year. McAllen reported 595 cases of chlamydia, 96 cases of gonorrhea, and 1 case of primary and secondary syphilis in 2017. Although many STDs witnessed a decline from the previous year, preventative and treatment efforts need to continue to continue increasing the health of the population.

Hidalgo County ranks within the top 20 counties in Texas for STD prevalence among these three STD categories, as well.

Some locations offer instant testing; however, instant tests provide only preliminary results. Positive indicators require further testing to verify positive diagnosis, while negative results tend to be reliable upon first testing. Many locations also offer free STD testing, condoms, education, and treatment. Minors require parental consent for testing.

In McAllen you can find testing services at the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services facility located on East Hackberry, or at the University of Texas Medical Branch on South Broadway. There’s also the Valley AIDS Council on South 2nd Street and Access Esperanza Clinics Incorporated on East Hackberry Avenue. Many locations offer services in English and Spanish.

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STD Statistics In Hidalgo County, TX



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Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Hidalgo County, TX. Data is normalized to accurately report Hidalgo County STD Breakdown.

Additional STD Test Statistics in McAllen, TX

The city of McAllen is the largest in the Rio Grande Valley, but this does not explain the high rate of STD infections that have been increasing in recent years. According to recent statistics reported cases of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia has risen dramatically, especially among the city’s large Hispanic population. The recent statistics also show that sexually transmitted diseases are more common in teenagers and young adults. T

  •  In 2006 there were over 1,000 new cases of Chlamydia in McAllen and Hidalgo county compared to 3,299 in 2013.
  • In 2013 the rate for Chlamydia infections was 404.3.
  • In a one year period, between 2012 and 2013 there were 22 new cases of Syphilis which shows a steady increase over the last couple of years.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in McAllen, TX

STD Testing McAllen, TX

While the city does have the largest independent school system in the valley, it still does not have an adequate sexual education program. Following the curriculum recommended and funded by the state, the city’s school system relies on the abstinence program to help prevent the spread of STDs and limit the number of unplanned teen pregnancies. While even educators admit that this is not enough, they also suggest that it is up to the parents to inform their children about the importance of regular STD testing. A few of the city’s health centers do offer guidance and free condoms.

STD Clinic Information in McAllen, TX

One of the reasons that the STD statistics are so high for this southwestern city is the lack of regular testing, and the knowledge that not all sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented by just by practicing abstinence. Regular HIV testing in McAllen is the only way to accurately diagnose this disease, and early detection can be instrumental in preventing the infection from turning into AIDS. Herpes testing in McAllen is also important to stop the virus from spreading.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in McAllen, TX

The demographics in the city will affect the STD rates, and there are several factors that should be considered. Cultural differences and below average income levels, along with a high crime rate in some barrios can make it difficult for city health officials to inform residents about the importance of regular testing. Lower income families often cannot afford the tests, and the heavy Spanish speaking citizens often experience difficulties with language barriers. While all of this does affect the STD rate, the lack of education remains the largest contributing factor.

Better Sexual Health in McAllen, TX

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McAllen has a uniquely blended culture and a high rate of transmitted diseases that do not seem to be decreasing. While the city does have several health centers the long lines and potential embarrassment of many residents putting off this important test. With the lack of sexual education available for students and adults, many residents simply do not realize the important of being tested regularly for any STDs.

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