What are the STI test options in Mesquite,TX?
As a suburb of Dallas, Mesquite shares that city’s STD problems to some degree, but their rates are much lower since they don’t have Dallas’s population density. Dallas County has some of the highest HIV rates in Texas, but Mesquite’s rates within the county are among the lowest.
In 2016, the HIV prevalence rates of Mesquite’s zip codes ranged from 307 to 530 per 100K people. This is high, but other parts of Dallas had prevalence rates in the 2000s and 4000s. In 2016, 768 people were diagnosed with HIV in Dallas County, the vast majority of them male.
In 2017, there were 19,084 chlamydia cases in Dallas County, at a rate of 728.9 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 271.4 and 90.6.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Mesquite, and even more options in Dallas itself (larger cities often have more options, including free STD testing). Planned Parenthood is located on North Town East Blvd, and they test for STIs and treat all except HIV at a low cost depending on your income.
PrimaCare Medical Centers does STI screenings, and you can find them further west on the same street. Women’s Health Alliance performs STD screenings in their office on Republic Pkwy.
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