There was a drop in the rate of HIV infections in Nederland, TX, from 69 cases at a rate of 27.5 in 2009 to 47 at a rate of 18.4 in 2018. Data from the health reports indicated the infections to be higher among persons aged 25 to 29 years at a rate of 45.2.
Meanwhile, county health reports noted a rise of Syphilis cases from 26.5 in 2011 to 91.0 in 2018. Gonorrhea cases also increased from 55 cases at a rate of 179.5 in 2011 to 588 cases at a rate of 230.6 5 in 2018.
Additionally, the report indicates Chlamydia infections gained from 1,409 cases at a rate of 555.9 in 2011 to 1,476 cases at a rate of 578.8 in 2018.
To lower the rate of HIV/STD infections in the county, Jefferson County Health Department distributes condoms in educational institutions via community-based partners. It has also increased mobile testing units and co-location services across the county to reach the marginalized and individuals in remote places.
Planned Parenthood – Prevention Park-Family Planning Health Center and Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital are some of the health facilities in Nederland, TX, where individuals can check their HIV/STI status. Other clinics providing STD/HIV services include Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas.
Some clinics in the city may provide free STD testing, but prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’re tested positive and you may also be charged a doctor’s consultation.