Although relative STD rates in the region are lower than the national average, the area still reports increasing numbers of sexually transmitted diseases. Scott County reported 900 cases of chlamydia, 112 cases of gonorrhea, and 36 cases of syphilis in 2014. Along with these numbers, Scott County’s HIV rates are ranked as the third-highest in the state.
It’s estimated that almost 200 residents across the county are currently living with HIV.
Many tests now exist that can give same-day results for STDs. Fortunately, this means that within the same day one can get tested and obtain any information or prescriptions that may be needed for a positive diagnosis or to prevent future exposure. Events throughout the year spread awareness and promote safer sex practices and preventative measures, along with regular testing and treatment services.
Davenport offers testing location options for those who make their sexual health a priority. From the Scott County Health Department on West 4th Street to the Community Health Care Incorporated on West River Drive and Edgerton Women’s Health Center on East Rusholme Street a quick search will help you find a testing center, along with options for free STD testing.