What are the STI test options in The Colony,TX?
One of the major challenges facing The Colony, TX in Denton County is the recent surging rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some of the most prevalent ones in the region are chlamydia, syphilis, HIV/AIDs, and gonorrhea.
Recent research conducted by NCHHSTP revealed an alarming rate of STDs diagnosis for Texas in 2016. According to the data, there were 2,258 cases of chlamydia reported during that year in Denton County. The STD’s rate per 100,000 people was 289.3.
HIV had a prevalence rate of 121 in 2008 in the county, as revealed by the NCHHSTP that year. According to the Denton County Public Health, syphilis rates have been going up over the years.
Data from the Denton County Public Health showed that the rate of Syphilis was 23 cases per 100,000 residents in 2017, with 190 cases that year. This was an increase from 2016’s rate for the STD that was 19 infections for every 100,000 people.
Denton County Public Health is hell-bent on reducing the levels of STDs in the county via the DCPH’s STI/STD Program. This county health department provides STD screening services to the residents of The Colony. It also engages in outreach, education, and condom distribution activities in the region.
STD/HIV testing services are also offered at the Planned Parenthood – Denton Health Center and the Health Services of North Texas in Denton.
You may find some public health facilities providing free STD testing services. However, your income may be a major determinant of whether you are eligible for the tests or not. It might also be difficult to book appointments and provide a sample on the same day. Notably, some of the free testing centers are usually crowded, and the waiting time may be a bit longer.
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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.