Cicero is a suburb of Chicago and shares in that city’s STD problems to some extent; however, as is common with suburbs, its rates are a bit lower than those of the larger city (and about average among Chicago suburbs). For example, in 2017, Cook County had 42,422 chlamydia cases, 12,130 of those in the suburbs.
The suburban Cook County rate was 485.4 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates for suburban Cook County were 127.6 and 7.9.
In 2015, Cook County’s HIV prevalence rate was 586 per 100K people. But health officials are worried about those out there who don’t yet know they are infected and may be infecting others. Every sexually active person should be tested regularly, even if they are not experiencing symptoms.
Some people may be reluctant to come in for testing because of the stigma surrounding HIV and other STDs, but medical professionals are discreet and only want to help you.
Cicero has a few STD-testing clinics, and of course there are more options in Chicago and other suburbs, including a charitable organization that provides free STD testing, for which you may need to make an appointment.
Cermak Immediate Care, on Cermak Rd, tests for HPV, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and HIV. ACCESS Community Health Network provides HIV testing, treatment, and support in five of its locations around Chicago and the suburbs.