STD Testing in Houston, TX

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Houston STD Testing Centers

Houston's private testing facilities provide diagnostic testing for a variety of conditions, so other patients won't know the reason for your visit. Your test results will be kept private, and will be available to you quickly--usually in 3 business days or less.

STD Statistics in Houston, TX

STD rates in Houston and the greater Harris County area STDs have increased over the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2009, there were a total of 17,821 cases of chlamydia reported in the county. In 2014, there were a total of 24,234 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been increasing in that time. In 2009, there were a total of 5,569 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 6,929 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Houston and Harris County, the number of cases have been increasing. In 2009, there were a total of 1,667 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 1,981 cases of syphilis reported.3

In 2014, there were a total of 137 people who were newly diagnosed with HIV in Harris County. Men were more likely than women to report HIV accounting for 76.9% of all cases reported in the region. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area were black people, who accounted for about 38.2% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men which accounted for 85.9% of all cases reported in men. HIV was most commonly reported in patients between the ages of 30 and 39.4 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.5

STDs and Sexual Education in Houston, TX

In the state of Texas it is not required by law to teach a sexual health education program in any public school. Any school in Texas, including the Houston Independent School District, may elect to create a sexual health education curriculum for their students. If such a program is created there are certain guidelines which have been laid out by both the Texas Department of Education and the Texas Department of Health Services. Abstinence from sexual activity must be presented as the preferred method to prevent the spread of STDs, HIV or unintended pregnancy. Boys and girls must also be taught in separate classrooms divided by their gender. Schools are not allowed to distribute contraceptives to students as part of a course of study. Parents or guardians may remove their child from any such educational program should they determine that the course materials are not appropriate by presenting a written opt-out request to their child's school administration.6

In Houston and the larger Harris County area, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 15 and 19 are the second largest group to report chlamydia in the region. Women between the ages of 15 and 19 are at a much larger risk than men of the same age.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be tested regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.5

STDs and Demographics in Houston, TX

In 2014, there were a total of 24,234 cases of chlamydia reported in Houston and Harris County. In Texas, women account for 73.9% of all chlamydia cases reported. Men accounted for 26.1% of cases reported. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. The largest at-risk group is the Hispanic community which accounts for 35.5% of all cases reported. In 2014, there were a total of 6,929 cases of gonorrhea reported in Houston and Harris County. In Texas, men account for 51% of all cases reported making them slightly more likely than women to report gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 29. The largest at-risk group was the African-American community which accounted for 38.7% of all cases reported.3

In 2014, there were a total of 1,981 cases of syphilis reported in Houston and Harris County. In Texas, men account 77.6% of all syphilis cases reported. Syphilis is most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34. The largest at-risk group was the Hispanic community which accounted for 40% of all cases reported.3 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis for all sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. They further recommend annual testing for any women who may be below the age of 25 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5

Your Best Houston, TX STD Testing Option

Houston offers its residents and visitors many options for STD treatment and testing. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Texas, getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. To get started, answer a few brief medical questions to receive a personal test recommendation from our doctors. From there, you can pick a lab to visit from our vast network of locations throughout your area. If available in your area, In-Home Collection even allows you to be tested at home, work or another convenient location. For both options, your results are usually available within 3 business days or less. Our medical staff is available to answer any questions you have and prescription services are available if allowed by state law. It is just that simple to go and get tested today.

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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Houston and Harris County
  • 2 City of Houston - About
  • 3 Texas State STD Report - 2014
  • 4 Texas State HIV Report - 2014
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations
  • 6 Texas Department of Health Services - Sex Education Guidelines