El Dorado is a city in and the county seat of Butler County. The county witnessed a drop in HIV infection rates between 2019 and 2020. In the first year of reference, the rate of infection was reported at 89 per 100,000 population while new HIV cases in 2020 were recorded at a rate of 81.
On the other hand, the county’s public health administrators observed an increased number of new Chlamydia cases between 2018 and 2019. In 2018, 193 individuals tested positive at an incidence rate of 288.6 while the following year had 230 diagnoses prevailing at a rate of 344.5.
Within the same time frame, the number of Gonorrhea diagnoses shot from 43 cases in 2018 happening at a rate of 64.3 to 60 cases in 2019 reported at a rate of 89.9.
Conversely, there was a significant reduction in the number of new Syphilis infections. Eight people tested positive in 2018 at a rate of 12.0 while 2019 had two new infections occurring at a rate of 3.0.
Although local health departments in the county have managed to keep HIV and Syphilis infections on the low, they’ve been focusing on improving access to screening solutions, linking, re-engaging, and retaining positive individuals in care, and coordinating community-level prevention activities to strengthen the fight against the spread of HIV/STDs.
You can go for HIV/STD testing at the Planned Parenthood – Wichita Health Center, SBA Urgent Care Clinic, Butler County Health Department, and Susan B Allen Memorial Hospital.
Free STD testing may be available, but you may have to endure long wait times. Also, the test results may not be available immediately.