Levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in Crystal Lake, IL in McHenry County. According to the McHenry County Department of Health., there were 434 cases of chlamydia that were reported in 2013 in the county. This was an 80% increase from the 241 diagnoses of the STD that were made in 2010.
Another STD that has been reported in the county is gonorrhoea. 2010 saw the county record 16 cases. In 2013, the gonorrheal infections reported had increased by 43%, to 23 cases.
Syphilis was among the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that were reported in 2013. Three diagnoses were recorded that year. In 2010, there were no cases of the STD in McHenry County.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), STDs affect people of all ages in McHenry County. Even though, the most infected individuals are those between 15 and 24 years old.
The Communicable Disease Program in McHenry County focuses on the health of the residents of Crystal Lake. It engages in activities that help to investigate, report and prevent infectious diseases such as sexually transmitted infections.
STI testing services are offered at the McHenry County Department of Health. Other health centers that you may visit for the STI tests include Winnebago County Health Department in Rockford and Jefferson County Health Department located in Mount Vernon.
Low-cost or free STD testing services may be provided at various public clinics in Crystal Lake, IL. However, the doctor might not be available on site. In addition, you may be charged to consult them.