It may be the Bible Belt, but the buckle is undone.
The Texas Department of State Health Services released the annual Texas STD Surveillance Report. The report found that Texas saw an estimated 205,732 cases in 2018.
Many STI/STD hot spots are in the state’s major metro areas.
10. Collin County
This DFW suburb is home to McKinney, Texas and a population of 782,341 people. The county reported 2,860 cases of chlamydia, 897 cases of gonorrhea, and 175 cases of syphilis.
9. Hidalgo County
This South Texas county boasts a population of 774,769. The county reported 3,387 cases of chlamydia, 458 cases of gonorrhea and 280 cases of syphilis.
8. Fort Bend County
With about 585,375 people, this Houston-area suburb is on the grow. It also has 3,221 cases of chlamydia, 794 cases of gonorrhea and 148 cases of syphilis.
7. Bell County
The home to Fort Hood and the First Cavalry Division had 2,397 cases of chlamydia, 1,245 cases of gonorrhea, and 137 cases of syphilis.
6. El Paso County
The Sun City boasts a population of 800,647 with 5,699 cases of chlamydia, 1, 137 cases of gonorrhea, and 335 cases of syphilis.
5. Tarrant County
The home of Fort Worth has a population of 1.8 million people and reported 9,571 cases of chlamydia, 3,210 cases of gonorrhea, and 778 cases of syphilis.
4. Travis County
The home of the State Capitol and SXSW is home to 1.2 million people with 9,033 chlamydia cases, 3,423 cases of gonorrhea, and 792 cases of syphilis.
3. Bexar County
The home of the Alamo and 1.7 million people is also home to 10,539 cases of chlamydia, 3,876 cases of gonorrhea and 1.287 cases of syphilis.
2. Dallas County
The Big-D has about 2.4 million people and 19, 017 cases of chlamydia. Dallas County also has 7,486 cases of gonorrhea and 2,637 cases of syphilis.
1. Harris County
Houston, the Bayou City, the Big Sticky. The Concrete Swamp boasts a population of around 4.1 million and reports 27,415 cases of chlamydia. H-Town also has 8,730 cases of gonorrhea and 3,251 cases of syphilis.