While Bloomingdale, IL vaunts of many positive aspects, the sexual health situation in the country leaves much to be done. STD cases have increased, especially in Illinois’ counties such as DuPage.
According to an STD Summary Report by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), chlamydia incidences have been increasing since 2007; from 1,522 to 2,417 in 2016. These number represented an incident rate of 168.3 and 263.6 respectively.
Additionally, DuPage was among the few counties that recorded triple digits for gonorrhea cases. In 2016, there were 390 incidences, up from 307 in 2015. Syphilis rates rose by 236% in 2012-2016, from 1.1 to 3.7.
MSM account for a significant number of STD infections. The Start Talking. Stop HIV initiative was created to target the gay and bisexual community and urge them to seek testing services. It emphasizes on openness about one’s HIV status and insistence about using condoms.
One STD testing center you may consider is the DuPage County Health Department clinic which is located along N County Farm Rd, Wheaton. You can also visit the Roseland STI Specialty medical center on E 115th St, Chicago.
Alternatively, you can head down to W Madison St, where you’ll find the South Austin Public Health Center. Another option is the Lakeview STD Specialty Center that lies along N Clark St.
You can also count local clinics that may offer low-cost or free STD testing centers within Bloomingdale, but you might bear with some shortcomings. For instance, these health facilities may open at inconvenient times and you might be patient to wait for long hours to be served since they experience long queues. Additionally, seeing a doctor for consultation may be a challenge or may come at an extra cost.