Tazewell County is home to Morton village and has manifested varying counts of positive STD diagnoses over the years. In 2017, the recorded number of HIV cases was 59. There was a decrease to 48 new cases in 2018.
Gonorrhea incidents also diminished from 88 new infections in 2017 happening at a rate of 65.0 per 100,000 population to 85 new diagnoses at a prevalence rate of 62.8.
Primary and secondary syphilis cases slightly surged from two new infections at a rate of 1.5 per 100,000 people in 2017 to four positive diagnoses in 2018, which had a prevalence rate of 3.0 per 100,000 population.
Early syphilis infections also moderately spiked from 6 infections at a rate of 4.4 in 2017 to eight new positive diagnoses in 2018 with an occurrence rate of 5.9 in every 100,000 population.
Chlamydia infection rates were 271.1 per 100,000 population in 2017 that had a total of 367 cases. The statistics showcased a downward surge in the following year, which had a total of 354 new positive diagnoses at a prevalence rate of 261.5.
Tazewell County Health Department has established long-term targets of attaining the lowest possible STD infection rates or none at all in the future. Some of the plans include the sex supplies programs which cater to the distribution of condoms to residents.
STD positive individuals can also get supplemental healthy meal assistance to boost their immunities courtesy of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Some STD testing facilities you may get in the Morton area include Planned Parenthood – Peoria Health Center, Peoria City/County Health Department, and Heartland Community Health Clinic.
Residents who seek free STD testing services from some of these clinics might experience setbacks such as long wait times and inconvenient walk-in or booking appointments hours.