Located in Racine County Wisconsin, Caledonia is a village that has a population of 24705 people according to the 2010 census. According to the City of Racine Health Department, Racine County had 1608 cases of Chlamydia, Syphilis and Gonorrhea in the year 2017. This was a 15% increase in comparison with 2016 data.
Chlamydia was the most reported STD with it accounting for 1211 cases out of the total 1608 cases. Gonorrhea accounted for 374 cases while Syphilis had a total of 23 cases. People aged between 19 and 29 years accounted for majority of the cases with males being the dominant group.
“It is difficult to understand if more people are contracting STDs or if more people are becoming aware of the importance of getting tested due to the improved healthcare access. We only get data for people who are testing positive but not the total number of people screened. What we know for sure is that the STD rates are on the rise in Caledonia and Racine at large” Dottie-Kay Bowersox, Public Health Administrator for the City of Racine Health Department.
There are numerous places that offer STD testing in and around Caledonia, Wisconsin. Some of the public facilities may offer free STD testing though the results might not be immediate and people might know why you are there.
Some of the facilities in Caledonia where you can get tested include; Planned Parenthood – Racine Health Center which offers Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Trichomoniasis and HIV tests. You can also visit the Racine Health Department which offers similar tests.