Williamson County reported a disease prevalence of 381.7 new cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017 per 100,000 residents. This rate is higher than the national average. Syphilis rates in the county have reached 14.2 per 100,000 residents, a continued and steady increase since 2014.
Chlamydia, the most commonly reported STD, reach a reported disease prevalence rate of 254.4 cases per 100,000 residents in 2017. And now antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea are on the rise, along with increasingly more resistant strains of syphilis and chlamydia.
Intervention and prevention efforts offered at various clinics and health fairs throughout the year include free condoms, educational services, and smartphone apps.
Some locations offer free STD services catering to specific demographics – like gender affirming care, women-focused programs, LGBTQ community and allies care, and more. Minors require parental consent to obtain testing services at current under Texas law.
Seek out STD testing at such facilities as the Williamson County and Cities Health District on Commerce Boulevard, or the Community Care Health Centers on Foothill Farms Loop in Pflugerville. There’s also a Community Care Health Centers location on West Braker Lane in Austin and a Williamson County and Cities Health District location on Discovery Boulevard in Cedar Park.