n 2017, New Territory, TX, recorded 832 HIV cases at a rate of 159, which sharply increased to 1,345 at a rate of 235 in 2018, evidence of increased unprotected sexual activities within the community.
Chlamydia was frequently observed in Fort Bend County with 2,849 cases at a rate of 371.9 in 2017 that went up to 3,221 infections at a rate of 408.8 in 2018.
A total of 706 new Gonorrhea infections at a rate of 92.2 were reported in 2017, and they slightly gained to 794 cases at a rate of 100.8 in 2018.
Total Syphilis cases reported in 2017 were 147 at a rate of 19.2 in 2017, which increased by 148 new infections at a decreased rate of 18.8 in 2018.
Public health officials in Fort Bend County Health Department are working with insurers and health plans to discuss current data and explore the feasibility of covering the cost of treating partners whose treatment is not covered by insurance or a health plan. They support the establishment of needle exchange programs to reduce risky behaviors related to injecting drug use to prevent the spread of HIV among IDUs.
New Territory, TX, has several clinics and healthcare providers that offer free STD testing. However, bookable appointments might not be an option, and the tests might be uncomfortable and invasive.
The master-planned community within the Sugar Land city has medical facilities, such as Planned Parenthood- Stafford Health Center, Memorial Hermann Urgent Care Telfair, and Oakbend Medical Group, where you can access sexual health services.