The Village of Bolingbrook has faced an improvement in the quality of people living with HIV, since the epidemic in the 1980s. To 2009, there were 561 people living with the virus for a population of 100,000.
Chlamydia with 2,563 registered cases of chlamydia in 2016 is the number one sexually transmitted disease among the residents of Will County. This was an increasing number in comparison to the 2,309 cases registered in 2015.
The sexually transmitted diseases of gonorrhea and syphilis also had an increasing trend of 29.23% and 42.10% respectively from 2015 to 2016.
Bolingbrook provides programs to support its population to have accurate information about their sexual health like the PreP Clinics, with the goal of preventing the disease of HIV with medication for non-positive people on the risk of getting infected.
There is the STD Program to supervise on positive cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Will County and avoid spreading the infection.
“This shows more promotion of the newer HIV prevention efforts,” Dudczyk, Family Health Services program specialist, explained. “The PrEP Clinic this new tool in the toolbox for HIV prevention to help achieve the goal of Illinois’ Getting to Zero Project.”
You have many options on Bolingbrook for std testing. The Community Health Center is an option on Quadrangle Dr. with flexible service hours. Or you can find private practices that can cover a wider spectrum of STD nearby, most of them around Bolingbrook Dr and Remington Blvd. where you can get to these locations by different public transportation routes.
Some free std testing can be found in the area. But, because these free clinics are sometimes intended for populations at risk, prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you are tested positive.