Eau Claire city is among the few cities in Eau Claire County that have low levels of HIV infections. The Eau County Department efforts of stabilizing HIV infections have been successful as indicated by the health reports.
From 1982 to 2016, there were 82 HIV cases reported. In 2011 to 2015, however, only 7 cases reported at a rate of 1.4 persons per 100,000 of the population, and only 3 cases were identified at a rate of 2.9 percent in the year 2016.
On the contrary, Chlamydia cases have been increasing over time. In 2012, there were 331 reported cases at a rate of 333 per 100,000 persons, and in 2017 the number had increased to 506 at a rate of 515 per 100,000 persons.
An increase in Gonorrhoea cases was also observed over the years. From just 12 cases in 2012, the number spiked to 64 cases at a rate of 65 per 100,000 persons in the year 2017.
The Eau Claire Department of Health in partnership with the medical societies, providers of health coverage, and public benefit plans such as Medicaid are putting efforts to increase the number of locals that have access to quality STD/HIV services.
There are a number of available health centers in Eau Claire City where you can check your sexual health.
Health centers such as; Claremont Campus Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center/Hospital Eau Claire, and St. Joseph’s Hospital are some of the medical centers you may opt to visit.
Thankfully, some of the clinics may offer Free STD/HIV testing and treatment services in addition to any awareness campaigns in the area. However, you may wait for long because of the huge demand for the services. So, remember to be patient.