The cases of STD/HIV have varied in Bensville, IL, over the years, as reported by the county health department. From 2004 to 2007, HIV cases dropped from 149 in 2004 to 140 cases in 2007. However, an increase was notedvbetween 2007 and 2010 from 140 cases in 2007 to 190 in 2016.
Syphilis cases dropped from 2012 to 2014, from 91 cases at a rate of 4.0 in 2012 to 69 cases at a rate of 3.0 in 2014. However, they rose from 2015 to 2016 from 146 cases at a rate of 6.4in
2015 to 189 cases at 8.3 in 2016.
Chlamydia cases escalated from 2012 to 2016, with 8,820 cases in 2012 and 9,453 cases in 2016. Most of the cases were from women.
Gonorrhea cases varied from 2012 to 2016. Between 2012 and 2014, the cases dropped from 2,081 to 1,928 cases. From 2015 to 2016, the cases increased from 2,128 to 2,555 in 2016.
Cook County Health Department has instilled numerous interventions to curb the STD/HIV infection rate. Through its integrated funding strategy, it supports continuous preventions and care services for the risk factor carriers within the county and those newly infected.
Planned Parenthood- Austin Health Center and Edward-Elmhurst Immediate Care-Addison are some of the facilities residents can have their sexual health checked. Other medical centers include Kindred Chicago Central Hospital and John H, Stroger, Jr, Hospital of Cook County.
There are walk-in clinics within Bensville that provide free STD testing services, thought their service delivery hours are inconsistent, resulting in long wait hours.