In Hays County, there’s a rate of 590 STIs diagnosed per 100,000 people, which is higher than the state’s average number.
There are 1,243 cases of Chlamydia per 100,000 people in the county as of 2016 and 246 cases of Gonorrhea per 100,000 people.
Overall, the state ranks as the third highest in the U.S. for reported HIV cases as of 2015.
Public and private testing options are available throughout San Marcos. There are many public testing centers available, including the Hays County Health Department on Broadway Street. Their building is hard to miss and parking is rarely a problem. However, if you do not or prefer not to drive public transportation is an option.
The city’s buses routinely run by the public centers, this also applies to the majority of private clinics, located on Hunter Road and Interstate 35. Some area clinics even have free STD testing dates that include ones for HIV. what you should also know is that not all tests may be included.
If you feel that you and your partner need to be tested for STDs, don’t wait; take care of yourself.