Seguin, Texas continues to record high STD rates over the last five years. From 2013 to 2017 period, sexually transmitted diseases infection rates has increased with more than 67%.
The 2017 STD Surveillance Report by CDC, shows increasingly high rates every year. In 2013, there were 1,752,285 STD cases, 1,811,850 in 2014, 1,945,746 cases in 2015, 2,094,682 cases in 2016 and the 2017 rates stood at 2, 294, 821 cases.
Further analysis indicates 1,708,569 cases of chlamydia in 2017 with young adults of 15-24 years recording 771,340 cases. Within the same year, 555,608 cases of gonorrhea were report, 322,169 of them from male. Syphilis prevalence stood at 30,644 cases with men who are having sex with men accounting for 17, 736 cases, about half of all syphilis cases.
There are campaigns by the Seguin Department of Health, that are frequently done to educate the masses on the importance of STD testing, outreach programs to the vulnerable population and scalable initiatives to investigate and monitor STD prevalence. This has resulted into increased willingness among sexually active persons to get STD testing yearly.
Public Health Facilities – Federally Qualified Health Centers, have the capacity to carry out comprehensive STD testing and screening services that are confidential, effective and accord the best science based treatment. Seguin Community Health Center located along 1104 Jefferson st, is another public clinic that you can consider.
Moreover, the states fund STD testing services in some health centers which may allow them to offer free STD testing services to the people. However, their provision may depend on the level of income and you may be required to book an appointment.