HIV reported cases in Bexar County were 5,124 cases at a rate of 348 in 2017, which increased to 5,710 at a rate of 372 in 2018.
Based on the Texas STD Surveillance Annual Report 2018, the prevalence of Chlamydia was 12,932 at the rate of 660.2 in 2017, which was a significant reduction from 10,5 39 cases at a rate of 530.7 reported in 2017.
Gonorrhea infections reduced drastically from 4,510 in 2017 at a rate of 230.2 to 3,876 cases at 195.2 in 2018.
Syphilis was also reported in the county as there were 1,287 new cases at the rate of 65.7 in 2017 that increased to 1,341 infections at 67.5 in 2018.
The high numbers of HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea are an indication of high levels of unsafe sexual activities in Universal City, TX.
Bexar County Health Department actively participates in the fight to eradicate STDs and HIV as it provides treatment and counseling for positive sexual partners. The county’s health department also makes access to testing and screening easier by providing mobile testing centers in places that are far from medical or health care centers.
Universal City, TX, has several health centers and facilities that may offer free STD testing. Still, the results might not be immediate, and in case you need a consultation, the doctor might not be available on-site or on the phone.
For STDs and HIV testing and screening, there are health centers, such as Planned Parenthood- Perrin Beitel Road Health Center and MedPost Urgent Care within the city. You can also opt to book an appointment in hospitals like Methodist Hospital Northeast and Northeast Baptist Hospital.