In 2016, Cook County, home to Brookfield, IL, reported 26,465 new HIV infections. The count went down in the following year to 26,372. In 2018, the infections had an upsurge to 25,623 cases.
Chlamydia recorded a significant count when compared to other STDs. Its numbers were 41,056 at a prevalence rate of 790.3 per 100,000 persons in 2016. They increased to 42,422 at a rate of 816.6 in the following year. In 2018, the infections rose to 43,271 at a rate of 833.0 per 100,000 persons.
Gonorrhea cases were 13,608 at a prevalence rate of 262.0 per 100,000 populations in 2016. There was a tremendous jack-up of new infections in the following year, recording 14,920 at a rate of 287.2 for every 100,000 people. The cases proliferated to 16,117 at a prevalence rate of 310.3 in 2018.
Primary and secondary syphilis infections were 1,108 at a prevalence rate of 19.6 per 100,000 persons in 2016. The count slightly declined to 986 at a rate of 19.0 per 100,000 populations in 2017. In 2018, the cases depicted a rise to 1,090 at a prevalence rate of 21.0.
Early syphilis cases hiked from 1,938 in 2016 to 1,950 in 2017 to 2,296 in 2018.
Cook County Health Department’s HIV/AIDS Training Unit offers quality educational programs, technical assistance, and training to enhance knowledge and skills concerning HIV/AIDS.
Planned Parenthood – Orland Park Health Center, Northwestern Medicine HIV Center and Specialty Clinics, and Lakeview Specialty Clinic provide STD and HIV testing and treatment services to those living around the Brookfield area.
Some clinics may provide free STD testing services, although during inconvenient hours. Also, hours and availability might not be consistent.