The levels of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Janesville, WI, especially those of chlamydia and gonorrhea, continue to surge at an alarming rate. Other STDs that have been reported to the Rock County Public Health Department are syphilis, herpes, chancroid as well as HIV/AIDS.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Rock County had 842 cases of chlamydia in 2016 while those of gonorrhea during the same year were 232. This was a rise compared to the 738 chlamydia and 146 gonorrhea diagnoses that were recorded in 2015. The increase was 14.09% and 58.9% for chlamydia and gonorrhea respectively.
Most individuals affected by sexually transmitted infections are aged between 15-24 years. Some of them were men having sex with men and pregnant women.
The 2018 County Health Rankings showed that Rock County was among the most chlamydia-diseased counties in Wisconsin. By 2015, its rate was 455.4 cases per 100,000 people.
Testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Janesville, Wisconsin, is available at the Rock County Health Department or the Community Health Systems Inc. at 74Eclipse Ctr in Beloit, WI. Other clinics where you might get the STD tests is the Rock County Health Care Center and First Choice Women’s Health that you can find on 1015 W Burbank Ave.
Some of the health centers may offer free STD testing services. Even though, to qualify for the tests, you may have to provide proof of health insurance and other requirements set by the facilities.