Glen Carbon is a village in Madison County. According to data from the county’s public health department, the number of new HIV infection rates reduced between 2015 and 2020. Public health officials reported a drop from an infection rate of 237 diagnoses per 100,000 people in 2015 to a rate of 193 per 100,000 residents in 2020.
Madison County showed an increase in the number of Chlamydia infections between 2015 to 2017. The number of Chlamydia diagnoses rose from 1,050 in 2015 prevailing at a rate of 389.9 to 1,238 infections in 2017 reported at a rate of 459.7.
The local health administrators also reported an increase in new Gonorrhea infections from 245 cases happening at a rate of 91.0 in 2015 to 357 infections in 2017 recorded at a rate of 132.6.
Besides that, an upward trend in the number of new Syphilis infections was noted. There were five diagnoses in 2015 occurring at a rate of 1.9 and 11 cases prevailing at a rate of 4.1 in 2017.
Through community-centered STD programs, officials in Madison County’s local health department have implemented various prevention strategies that focus on high-risk groups such as MSM. They utilize mobile testing units and community and local partners to gain access to individuals in remote areas.
Clinics offering HIV/STD services in Madison county include the Planned Parenthood – Fairview Heights Health Center, Anderson Hospital ExpressCare Glen Carbon, and Christian Hospital.
You may access free STD testing in some of the clinics. However, you might not get prescriptions after you’re tested positive, and some clinics may have inconvenient operational hours.