What are the STI test options in Paris,TX?
Located in the Northeast Texas at the western edge of the Piney Woods, Paris City is the County seat of Lamar County, and had a population of 25171 according to the 2010 census. According to Texas County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Paris city and Lamar County at large had reported an increase in the STD and HIV rates. Health officials in Lamar County said that there was a 12 percent increase in the HIV rates in 2015. In 2017 Lamar County reported 122 HIV cases out of a population of 48965 people.
In 2017 there were 266 reported cases of Chlamydia at a rate of 538.2 per 100000 people. 2018 saw a decrease in the number of Chlamydia cases reported to 212 at a prevalence rate of 428.1 per 100000 people. Though other counties in Texas reported much higher rates, the county health officials encouraged increased sensitization and awareness among teens and the youth in general since they were more exposed.
“We have seen a sharp increase in the occurrence of sexually transmitted infections in Texas, we are also seeing a plateau in the fight against the AIDS as well.” Rob Stephenson, Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Paris, Texas offers good options for people who want to know their HIV and STD status. Public facilities may offer free STD testing though doctor’s consultation might not be available or it might come at an extra charge. Some of the facilities include, Special Health Resources, Paris-Lamar County Health Department and Planned Parenthood – Paris Health Centre where walk-ins are accepted.
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