Glen Ellyn, IL, has seen one of the most drastic increase in the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) over the past few years. Reports from the DuPage County Health Department show that syphilis had a 425% increase between 2000 and 2015, while cases of gonorrhea spiked by 50 % during the same period.
The 2016 Epidemiologic Summary and Yearly Trends report revealed that DuPage County registered 2,056 chlamydia infections in 2014. In 2015, 326 more cases were reported, and by 2016, 2,417 Glen Ellyn residents were infected with the STD.
Data from the 2013 County Health Rankings for STDs in Illinois show that DuPage County had 577 cases of HIV in 2009. The HIV prevalence rate that year in the county was 75.
According to the DuPage County Health Department, chlamydia is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection (STI) in DuPage County. It is more common among individuals within the 15-24 age group. Notably, this age group account for 64% of the total chlamydia cases reported in the county annually.
In an attempt to minimize the number of residents affected by STDs, the DuPage County Health Department offers testing and treatment services for various STIs. The department has been sensitizing locals on how they can prevent contracting or spreading STDs.
Other places where you can go to get STD/HIV testing within the region include Kane County Health Department in Aurora and DeKalb County Health Department.
Alternatively, few public health clinics in Glen Ellyn may provide free STD testing. However, you may have to pay to consult the doctor and queue for a long time. Also, your results might not be immediate; processing of the test results may take over two weeks.