Kankakee County, where Bourbonnais lies, reported 116 cases of HIV infections per 100,000 population in 2017. The number of counts moved upwards to 118 in 2018.
Chlamydia recorded the highest number of infections in the county compared to other STDs. In 2017, the health department reported 704 cases at a prevalence rate of 620.5. Statistics in 2018 indicated a decrease as the county recorded 675 cases at a prevalence rate of 595.0.
Gonorrhea cases hiked from a count of 158 at a prevalence rate of 139.3 in 2017 to 196 at a prevalence rate of 172.8 in 2018.
In 2017, statistics for early syphilis were 15 cases at a prevalence rate of 13.2, while that of primary and secondary syphilis showed eight cases at a prevalence rate of 7.1.
The numbers of syphilis infections in 2018 were relatively lower as the department reported two cases at a prevalence rate of 1.8 for early syphilis and one new infection at a prevalence rate of 0.9 for primary and secondary syphilis.
Kankakee County Health Department participates in Education and Outreach Programs, including presentations in schools and community groups. It educates individuals on HIV and STD basics and prevention methods and encourages them to get tested.
Residents in Bourbonnais can seek STD testing services at Planned Parenthood – Flossmoor Health Center, Aunt Martha’s Kankakee Community Health Center, and Riverside Medical Group – Women’s Health Specialists, Bourbonnais.
Some individuals such as teens and young adults may qualify for free STD testing services, but you might experience long wait hours, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available onsite if you test positive.