Fort Bend County; home of charming Sugar Land—a beautiful suburb of Houston—is ranked 13th of the 254 counties in The Lone Star State in its propensity for STD infection. While that makes the sunny first colony safer than most in the region, the trend of increased transmission of sexually transmitted disease and infection still makes routine screening the safest bet. Sexual health being an important part of personal healthcare and wellbeing.
As a suburb of Houston, Sugar Land shares many of the same issues as its equally expansive metropolitan area.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the figures as of 2017 indicate a combined 2.3 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. This represents a 10% increase from 2016.
Mirroring national trends.
With over a thousand new diagnoses of HIV per year in the area and rising, Fort Bend County, including Sugar Land, must contend with an elevated risk of contracting a Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), as well as other STDs.
Doctors at the city of Houston’s Health Department state that while these trends primarily affect younger adults, that everyone who is sexually active needs to be screened in order to curtail those numbers.
If you need to get tested in the Sugar Land area, there are several options. There are a number of clinics along the highway 69 corridor. Like Any Lab Test Now, Planned Parenthood, and ARC Point Labs. Many of which provide affordable STD testing. Keep an eye on community events to check for free testing opportunities.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Sugar Land clinics with our easy-to-read chart.