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Houston STD Statistics

Sexually transmitted diseases are more and more prevalent in Houston and Harris County.

STD Statistics for Houston, TX:

Sexually Transmitted Disease
Annual Data
Syphilis Cases (Harris County)380
Syphilis Rate (Harris County)9.7
Chlamydia Cases (Harris County)16,896
Chlamydia Rate (Harris County)429.3
Gonorrhea Cases (Harris County)6,164
Gonorrhea Rate (Harris County)156.6
HIV Cases (Texas)4,181
HIV Rate (Texas)19.5
Syphilis Cases (Texas)6,336
Syphilis Rate (Texas)26.5
Gonorrhea Cases (Texas)32,199
Gonorrhea Rate (Texas)134.7
Chlamydia Cases (Texas)100,870
Chlamydia Rate (Texas)422.0
Note: Rates are per 100,000 people.

Texas STD Facts

Texas reported 77,070 AIDS cases to CDC, cumulatively, from the beginning of the epidemic through December 2008. Texas ranked 4th highest among the 50 states in cumulative reported AIDS cases.

Texas ranked 10th among 50 states, with 5.9 cases of P&S syphilis per 100,000 persons. The number of congenital syphilis cases increased from 68 in 1999 to 127 in 2008.

Ranked 17th among 50 states in chlamydial infections (422 per 100,000 persons) and ranked 15th among 50 states in gonorrheal infections (134.7 per 100,000 persons). Reported rates of chlamydia among women (659.5 cases per 100,000) were 3.6 times greater than those among men (182.9 cases per 100,000).

STD Infomation

There are many ways that Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, herpes, and HIV can be transmitted from one person to the next. In addition to sexual activity, STDs can be communicated through pregnancy, needle-sharing, skin-on-skin contact, and even breastfeeding.

Any kind of sexual activity may potentially transmit STDs from one person to another. Although diseases such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HIV are spread through body fluids, Herpes and other STDs are spread through skin-to-skin contact. Condoms are an effective resource for preventing the spread of STDS, but they do not completely remove the possibility of transmission.

The most alarming aspect of current Houston STD facts is that many sexually transmitted diseases exhibit no signs or symptoms. STD testing offers the only proven way for Harris County residents to assess their STD health status.

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