Dallas County, where Seagoville, TX, is a city has experienced an escalation in the number of individuals diagnosed with HIV, from a prevalence rate of 13,928 per 100,000 persons in both 2014 and 2015 to a high of 16,825 in 2020.
The rate of Chlamydia infections in the county has shown fluctuations over the past few years, decreasing by 15.7% from 699.0 per 100,000 individuals in 2011 to 589.1 in 2013, followed by a rise to 681.5 in the following year. It further dropped to 608.8 in 2016 and then rose to 727.6 in 2017 and remained relatively constant with an incidence rate of 720.9 reported in 2018.
Data from the STD surveillance report generated by the Texas Department of State Health Services indicated a steady increase in the rate of Gonorrhea infections, from 183.8 per 100,000 individuals to 283.8 in 2018.
The report also shows an upward surge in total Syphilis infections, with the rate doubling from 54.4 per 100,000 individuals in 2011 to 100.0 in 2018.
Dallas County Health and Human Services – DCHHS, in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services, partners with local health care providers to promote the sexual well-being of city and county residents. It coordinates STD/HIV testing, risk-reduction counseling, and awareness campaigns aimed at curbing the spread of infections.
Planned Parenthood – Mesquite Health Center, MedExpress Urgent Care, and Dallas Regional Medical Center | Mesquite, TX, serve city dwellers with quality STD/HIV screening services.
You can also visit some city hospitals to access free STD testing, but results might not be immediate, and eligibility may be dependent on income and welfare.