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Sexually transmitted diseases are a growing concern for the entire Fort Worth metro region.
STD Statistics for Fort Worth, TX:
Sexually Transmitted Disease
|Syphilis Cases (Tarrant County)||103|
|Syphilis Rate (Tarrant County)||6.0|
|Chlamydia Cases (Tarrant County)||7,923|
|Chlamydia Rate (Tarrant County)||461.3|
|Gonorrhea Cases (Tarrant County)||2,940|
|Gonorrhea Rate (Tarrant County)||171.2|
|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|
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).
Fort WorthSTD facts make it clear that STDs can be contracted in a variety of ways. Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, herpes, and HIV are often passed through sexual activity, pregnancy, IV needle sharing, skin-to-skin contact, or breastfeeding.
Fort Worth STD facts confirm the fact that all types of sexual activity can spread STDs. Other STDs (like herpes) are spread through physical contact. Condoms may reduce the transmission of STDs, but they are not foolproof.
The most alarming aspect of current Fort Worth STD facts is that many sexually transmitted diseases exhibit no signs or symptoms. If you are a Fort Worth area resident who is concerned that you may have contracted an STD, the only way to determine whether or not transmission has actually occurred is through a simple STD test.
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