What are the STI test options in Plano,TX?
Every year approximately 61,500 people are affected by chlamydia, 20,100 by gonorrhea, 1,200 by syphilis, and over 80,000 people are living with HIV.
In 2016 there were 4,464 cases of HIV, 40 cases of Hepatitis C, 156 cases of Hepatitis B, 139 cases of Hepatitis A, 1,955 cases of syphilis, 142,952 cases of chlamydia, and 42,472 cases of gonorrhea.
Those affected with STDs may not even know, as many come on asymptomatically. And although most of these diseases are curable with antibiotics, long-term infections can lead to irreparable health damage. By Texas law, minors are required to obtain parental consent for STD testing.
Concerned organizations and citizens are lobbying for measures to help end the STD epidemic, including: greater funding, reduction of stigma, and the implementation of PrEP clinics. Services offered by various clinics include condoms, educational services and free STD testing this is often tied to programs, such as the Healthy Texas Women Program that serve specific demographics.
Since every year STD rates are increasing it’s important to stay safe with regular screenings. Locate a testing center near you, such as the Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas on North Central Expressway or the Health Services of North Texas on K Avenue.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.