The Brown County Health reports noted an upsurge in the number of HIV infections in De Pere. The infections surged from 152 at a prevalence rate of 74 in 2013 to 206 at a rate of 97 in 2018.
Chlamydia cases were rampant in the city, and the infections were more prevalent in the female population. The infections rose consistently over the years, and in 2013, the infections reached a peak of 412 at a rate of 2,490 per 100,000 persons.
Syphilis infections were nonexistent in the city in recent years, and in 2013, there was only 1 identified infection in the county.
There was a trend in the increase of Gonorrhea infections over the past decade, and in 2013, the infections had gained to 77 at a rate of 465 per 100,000 persons.
The Brown County Department of Health has taken several steps to reduce the number of HIV/STD infections in the county. Some of these measures include expanding access and distribution of free condoms through community-based partners and educational institutions and embracing behavioral interventions that include group-level interventions and client-centered counseling.
You may access STD/HIV services in De Pere by visiting hospitals such as Aurora Urgent Care or Planned Parenthood – Green Bay Health Center. You may also consider the De Pere Health Department and Bellin Health De Pere East.
Free STD testing may not be available in several clinics in the city. However, if you are lucky to find a facility that provides that service, then you may have to wait for test results after one week, and multiple methods of payment might not be available as well.