Jefferson County; home of prosperous Port Arthur, a beautiful exurb of Houston and along with Beaumont, Half of the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area. There one finds the home of Saudi Aramark – Motiva Enterprises refinery. The largest refinery in the United States. But everything is bigger in The Lone Star State they say. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also becoming a bigger problem in the Port Arthur area.
As an exurb of Houston, Port Arthur shares many of the same issues as its nearest expansive metropolitan area.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the figures as of 2017 indicate a combined 2.3 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. This represents a 10% increase from 2016.
Mirroring national trends.
With over a thousand new diagnoses of HIV per year in the area and rising, Jefferson County—including both Port Arthur and Beaumont— must contend with an elevated risk of contracting a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), as well as other STDs.
Doctors at the city of Houston’s Health Department state that while these trends primarily affect younger adults, that everyone who is sexually active needs to be screened in order to curtail those numbers.
In Port Arthur proper, screening is available at a number of locations. There is the City of Port Arthur Texas – Health Department, Wellfast Health, Projects AIDS Land Manor, and Any Lab Test Now. From downtown, all the way out the 96 to Beaumont. One can often find same-day testing services, or even free testing (particularly in April. STD awareness month). Results can often be returned in 1-2 days.
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