Fitchburg, WI continues to struggle with sexually transmitted diseases spread with only 87.6% people with health coverage out of about 27,914 people in 2017 and an annual growth of 2.42%. Chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea are the most common STDs in Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin’s 2017 STD Surveillance Report, young people of 20-24 years of age had disproportionately high infection rates. 10,479 cases of chlamydia were reported in 2017, 2,216 cases of gonorrhea and 106 cases of syphilis. 69.3% of chlamydia cases, 52.9% of gonorrhea cases and 17% of syphilis cases were men.
The report indicates a high prevalence rate of syphilis infection for white people. For cases of primary syphilis 61.5% were white and 42.9% in secondary syphilis; white people are 65.5% of the Wisconsin population.
Fitchburg’s Department of Health Services has launched outreach programs setting out many STD testing and screening centers to help deal with disease spread. The public is enlightened and urged to frequently get tested with a pivotal aim of vulnerable populations; young people, bisexual and men who have sex with men.
Planned Parenthood – Madison South Health Centers on the 53711 – 7420 address is one public health facility among many other that you can look into for STD testing services. Tests done include conventional HIV/AIDs blood tests, hepatitis tests, chlamydia tests, Gonorrhea tests and HPV vaccines among many others.
Some local clinics within Fitchburg may provide free STD testing services as they are funded by the federal government and CDC. However, you might be needed to make earlier booking and test results may not be out immediately.