What are the STI test options in Park Ridge,IL?
Park Ridge, just 15 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, is a small city in Cook County. According to the 2017 census, the population in that year was 37,494. The last number of years have seen an increase in STD’s, particularly regarding chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
From just 2016 to 2017, the rate of chlamydia in Cook County increased from 461,1 per 100,000 to 495,9 per 100,000 – an increase of 7,5%. As for gonorrhoea, the rate increased from 112.7 per 100,000 to 129,7 per 100,000. Luckily, HIV is becoming less prevalent. Between 2007 and 2013, the number of HIV diagnoses, AIDS diagnoses, and HIV/AIDS related deaths have all declined.
Men are disproportionately affected by HIV. Since 1981, almost 75% of all cases in Cook County were male. In 2011, the ratio of men to women diagnosed with the virus was 4 to 1.
Thankfully, there are a number of private and public testing clinics in the Park Ridge area. For public options, you could consider the Access Genesis Center for Health and Empowerment on Broadway St or the the Access Melrose Park Family Health Center on North Ave. Both of these clinics require you to enrol as a patient in order to receive services.
Other clinics include Skokie Health Center on Hartrey Ave, Abdallah Karam Internal Medicine on Golf Rd, or Erie Helping Hands Health Center on Kedzie Ave. These centers all provide HIV testing.
There may be free std testing available, but doctor consultation may not be available and there might not be the option to book an appointment.
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