What are the STI test options in Texarkana,TX?
In 2017, there were 214 people living with HIV or AIDS in Bowie County, with a prevalence rate of 227.6 per 100K people. But health officials say there are still a lot more HIV-positive individuals out there who need to be tested.
There is still a stigma around HIV, which may make some people reluctant to come in for testing. But medical professionals are discreet and only want to help you. If you do turn out to be HIV-positive, there is treatment available for you to suppress the viral load and make it less likely you will pass the infection on to others.
In 2017, 474 people were diagnosed with chlamydia in Bowie County, at a rate of 504.2 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and syphilis rates were 286.1 and 25.5. Bacterial STDs can be treated with antibiotics.
There are not many STD-testing clinics in Texarkana. One clinic provides free STD testing (HIV only) to people who are especially at risk, but there may be a wait for the service. The Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center on 12th St provides confidential STD testing, and treatment for positive results. The Texarkana Care Clinic on Main St also has STI screening available.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.