Midland County reported 805 cases of chlamydia, or 588 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 residents. This is actually a slight decrease since 2016, which reported 950 new chlamydia cases in the county for a rate of 648 new cases per 100,000 residents.
However, the data shows other STDs are on the rise and it’s still too early to say if the chlamydia decrease is actually a trend that’s here for good.
HIV cases have been increasing. In 2007 there were only 3 reported cases of HIV in Midland County, but by 2016 the HIV rate had increased to 12 reported cases.
From the Texas Department of State Health Services on North Big Spring Street to the Midland Health Department on West Illinois, you can locate a public or private std testing center that’s convenient and affordable. If you prefer to take a little drive you can locate the Ector County Health Department in Odessa or the Andrews County Health Department in Andrews.
The county also has free STD testing services but you must qualify by income and show proof of identification.