What are the STI test options in Elmwood Park,IL?
Elmwood Park has a relatively small population, but still contributes to the rising STD rates of Cook County. In 2013, the number of chlamydia cases was 8,977. The five-year median number of 9,760 shows an increase in chlamydia levels, with 11,244 cases reported in 2017.
Gonorrhea cases in Cook County are also on the rise. Between 2013 and 2017, gonorrhea cases spiked by 32% to 2,941 cases.
Another worrying statistic for Cook County residents is the rise in syphilis. Syphilis cases tripled between 2013 and 2017. In 2013, 65 cases were reported by residents. In 2016, 189 cases were reported.
The number of HIV/AIDS cases has fluctuated in Cook County, with 154 cases of HIV reported in 2013, 225 new cases reported in 2016, and 156 cases reported in 2017. Thankfully, the transition to AIDS is much less common, with a reduction from 92 cases in 2013 to 57 cases in 2017.
To reduce the STD rates in Cook County, the County Health Department encourages residents to practice safer sex, offers STD prevention, and vital STD testing services.
Among the available testing and treatment services available to Elmwood Park residents are available at the Chicago Department of Public Health clinics in Lakeview and Austin.
Alternative options include the Access Melrose Park Family Health Center clinic and the Planned Parenthood of Illinois on W Chicago Ave.
Some clinics can offer free STD testing, but there is often a lack of privacy, and there might be prerequisites such as a low-income threshold that need to be met to qualify.
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