Cook County, home to Dolton, recorded the highest number of HIV cases in Illinois compared to other counties in the year 2013. There were 23,853 instances with a rate of 548 per 100,000 persons.
Chlamydia cases ranked first place compared to other STDs with 39,539 infections with a rate of 258.1 per 100,000 individuals being recorded in 2015. The rate of infections in women was almost twice as much as the rate in males in the year 2015 with 236.1 per 100,000 population in females and 141.5 per 100,000 population in males.
Gonorrhea came in second with 11,082 infections with a rate of 110.8 per 100,000 individuals in the year 2015. However, there was a slight increase from 2014 which recorded 11,060 instances with a rate of 105.3 per 100,000 individuals.
The Cook County Department of Health has various initiatives that involve testing and providing STD and HIV treatment services to local residents. It also helps individuals living with HIV overcome stigma and discrimination. Additionally, it provides PreP and PEP services and is also part of the Getting to Zero Illinois HIV program.
There are various health facilities in Dolton, Cook County, where you may access STD testing services. Some of these hospitals include the Cook County Health Department Clinic-North Clinic Rolling Meadows and the PCC Community Wellness Center. The South Austin Public Health Center and Lakeview Specialty clinic are also just around the neighborhood.
You may be fortunate to find a facility that provides free STD testing services. However, bookable appointments might not be an option in some cases. Also, some clinics may have strict eligibility requirements.