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Centro de Vida Empowerment Project
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San Pedro Center
Southeast Health Center
South Texas Medical Center
Marbach Rd Health Center
Metro Health STD HIV Clinic
Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
According to the CDC, there were 12,199 reported cases of chlamydia in the San Antonio-New Braunfels region in 2018, which corresponds to a rate of 493.1 cases per 100,000 people. Those aged 15-24 were most likely to be diagnosed with this infection. Approximately 8,140 of these cases were diagnosed in females, compared to the 4,030 cases reported in males. Overall, the number of reported cases decreased by about 18% since 2017 but increased by 5% over the number of reported cases in 2014. This reflects the statewide trend of a slight decrease in chlamydia cases between 2017 and 2018.
In 2018, there were 47,213 reported cases of gonorrhea in Texas, 4,304 of which were reported in the San Antonio-New Braunfels region. In this region, the rate of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents declined by nearly 13%, dropping from 197.7 to 174.0. In spite of this drop, the rate of gonorrhea in the San Antonio region is still higher than the statewide rate of 163.6. While any sexually active person can contract this STD, it’s most commonly diagnosed in males, who accounted for about 57% of the total number of reported cases in the state in 2018.
In Texas in 2018, rates of primary and secondary syphilis were highest among men aged 20-34 years. While this STD is most common among men who have sex with men, the rate of infection among heterosexual men and women has increased substantially between 2014 and 2018. There were 12,900 reported cases of all stages of syphilis in 2018, an 11% increase over 2017, and a total of 2,528 reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis, which was a 16% increase over 2017. In the San Antonio region, there were 1,485 reported cases of all stages of syphilis in 2018. This corresponds to a rate of 60.0 per 100,000 people, which is considerably higher than the national rate of 35.3 and the Texas rate of 45.8.
In many cases, STDs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, have no symptoms, and those who are infected may be unaware of their need for treatment. Even STDs that are asymptomatic can cause serious problems if left undetected and untreated. Some long-term complications associated with untreated STDs include certain types of cancer, HIV, infertility, birth defects, and in some cases, early death. Fortunately, San Antonio is home to several free and low-cost STD clinics that provide confidential testing and effective treatment options for STDs.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in San Diego that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
Metro Health STD/HIV Clinic is operated by the City of San Antonio and offers an STD and HIV prevention and control program for city residents. The clinic is open for varied hours on weekdays, and patients are seen on a walk-in basis. To be seen, patients must arrive at least 45 minutes before closing. Fees are charged based on the services provided, but special arrangements may be considered for patients who are unable to pay for screening and treatment. In addition to the clinic’s permanent location, it operates a mobile unit that travels throughout the city and provides testing and treatment for most STDs.
512 East Highland Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78210
Multiple San Antonio locations
The San Antonio AIDS Foundation provides testing for HIV, syphilis, and latent tuberculosis. All testing and results are provided free of charge, and services are provided on a walk-in basis. Testing is entirely confidential and can be provided anonymously; patients only need to provide their date of birth. The organization offers a permanent location, as well as a mobile HIV testing unit that travels throughout the city. The van features two private testing rooms, and phlebotomy and rapid HIV testing are available. Testing hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
818 E. Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78208
ANY LAB TEST NOW is a nationwide organization that offers seven San Antonio Metro locations. It provides a wide array of affordable lab testing options, including general health panels, paternity testing, testing for illnesses, such as Lyme disease and measles, and STD testing. Prices for testing are provided up-front, and clients may choose to have individual tests for specific STDs, such as syphilis or gonorrhea, a basic STD panel that screens for the five most common STDs, or the comprehensive panel that screens for six STDs. No doctor’s note is required, and no appointment is necessary. Results are generally available within three to five business days. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5720 Bandera Rd., Ste. #6
San Antonio, TX 78238
Any Woman Can is a nonprofit health center that provides a variety of free services to women, including education services, counseling, and STD testing. Women can receive confidential testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most prevalent STDs in San Antonio. While the organization doesn’t provide treatment for STDs, it gives clients community resource referrals. The center is open on weekdays, and appointments are required and must be booked over the phone.
109 Gallery Cir., Ste. #115
San Antonio, TX 78258
Impact Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic that provides a wide array of services, including treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations, X-rays, physicals, and STD testing. It features in-house lab services, reducing fees and wait times for patients. Treatment is provided for those who test positive for an STD. While no appointment is necessary, patients can check-in online and complete registration prior to their visit for faster service. The clinic accepts most major health insurance plans and provides medical discount programs for self-pay patients. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
16755 Huebner Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78248