The health department in Cook County, where Lemont lies, reported 26,372 cases of HIV infections per 100,000 people in 2017. The county noticed a significant decrease in the number of new infections when it recorded 25,623 cases in 2018.
The number of chlamydia cases drastically increased to 43,271 at a prevalence rate of 833.0 in 2018. The previous year recorded 42,422 counts at a prevalence rate of 816.6.
In 2017, Cook county had 14,920 cases of Gonorrhea infections occurring at a prevalence rate of 287.2. The number of new infections in 2018 hiked to 16,117 at a prevalence rate of 310.3.
Syphilis cases recorded the least number of STD infections in 2018, but the department noted an increase in cases from the previous year.
Statistics for primary and secondary syphilis showed 986 reported cases in 2017 at a prevalence rate of 19.0. The figure rose to 1,090 counts at a prevalence rate of 21.0 in 2018.
Early syphilis cases reported in 2017 were 1,950 at a prevalence rate of 37.5. The county noted a significant rise in numbers to 2,296 cases at a prevalence rate of 44.2 in 2018.
The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center provides prevention and education programs, primary and specialty medical care, and social and support services to people living with HIV.
Planned Parenthood – Orland Park Health Center and Access Hawthorne Family Health Center are some of the health centers near Lemont that offer confidential STD testing.
Some facilities offer free STD testing services to specific individuals, including teens, but you may require parental consent, and people might know why you are at the center.