Increase in reported STD cases have seen Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties declare the STDs a public health threat. Geneva, Il has also been greatly affected by the increased cases.
In the year 2013, Kane County recorded a total of 1418 Chlamydia cases at a prevalence rate of 275 per 100000 compared to 2018 which saw a massive surge in cases to 1848 reported cases at a prevalence rate of 350.5 per 100000 residents.
In the year 2014, 482 cases of HIV were reported at a prevalence rate of 120 per 100000 residents. In 2018, 317 people had been diagnosed with HIV at a prevalence rate of 74 per 100000 residents. About half of the new STD infections in the county are among 15-24 years old according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.
County Health officials in Kane county are looking for ways to reverse the trend. Improved access to testing and early treatment is critical and also helps to curb spread of the diseases to other sexual partners.
There are many places in Geneva, Il where you can access these services. Public clinics may offer low cost STD testing though some public clinics may also offer free STD testing though results might not be immediate and walk-in option might not exist.
You can visit Access Community Health Network Access West Chicago Family Health Center. You can also check in at Planned Parenthood of Illinois Aurora Health Center and Renz Addiction Counseling Center HIV Prevention Program which is a community based organization.