In the northwest corner of the Greater Milwaukee metro area lies the village of Menomonee Falls, WI. While this picturesque little village with the man-made waterfall downtown is separate from the enormous city it borders, it is still prone to the same problems. In this case, that problem is the rampant upswing in STDs and HIV.
During the period from 2014 to 2018, the area saw an increase in the prevalence rates for both. The rate for STDs rose by only 1.3% but the HIV rate jumped a massive 41.2% during that same five year period.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea were the most commonly reported STDs and the prevalence rate of both rose annually during those five years. In addition, the rate of syphilis nearly doubled for this area during that time.
According to the Waukesha County Public Health website, “The most reported diseases in communities within Waukesha County [like Menomonee Falls] are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).”
Anyone in the Menomonee Falls area who wants to get tested has a number of options from which to choose. This includes the Waukesha County Public Health office in Waukesha.
Planned Parenthood also has several offices in the area that may provide HIV and STD screenings among their services. Its Milwaukee offices include Northwest Health Center, Capital Drive Health Center, and Lincoln Plaza Health Center.
For those who do not want to leave Menomonee Falls for testing, there is a CVS MinuteClinic on Appleton that might offer these services.
Clinics might offer free STD testing. Keep in mind, however, that while these services may be free, they are often not comprehensive. Moreover, they may have inconvenient times and have hidden fees.