In Bexar County, between 2005 and 2011, Hispanics were three times more likely to contract chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS. During that same period of time, the county had 14,238 STD cases with the most prevalent STD being chlamydia. From 2009 to 2011, the number of cases of chlamydia in women was double that of men.
In 2011, chlamydia was the most prevalent STD in Bexar County with a rate of 673.5 per 100,000 people and the number of syphilis cases went from 217 to 693 diagnosed cases of syphilis.
Planned Parenthood South Texas (Northeast) on Perrin Beitel Rd. is a location that offers STD testing. In addition, the Center for Health Care Services (Project HOT) on Isom Rd. and CommuniCare Health Centers (East Campus) on East Commerce St. also [provide STD testing for anyone in the area.
Area residents can also seek STD testing from San Antonio Fighting Back Incorporated on East Commerce St. and the San Antonio AIDS Foundation on East Grayson St. may also be an option for STD testing as well.
Anyone interested in receiving free STD testing may find locations in the area that offer it. However, many of these locations may offer limited tests or STD tests that aren’t comprehensive. In addition, people who test positive for an STD may not have access to medication to treat the STD or the option to have a doctor’s consultation. In addition, many of these locations may have long waitlists and inconvenient schedules.