STD statistics for Pekin, IL are wrapped up in Tazewell County figures, which illustrate a mixed picture.
Chlamydia cases have risen, in 2007 there were 284 recorded cases and by 2016 there were 358 cases, however, the peak was seen in 2012 when there were 453 new cases. In 2016 the rate per 100,000 of the population was 264.4 for chlamydia in Tazewell County.
In 2007 there were 52 cases of gonorrhea, and while the number of diagnoses decreased slightly, in 2016 there were 55 cases on record. The rate of gonorrhea cases was 40.6 per 100,000 of the population.
In contrast, cases of primary and secondary syphilis have oscillated between zero and one case each year from 2007 until 2016. In 2016, one reported case meant that 0.7 per 100,000 of the population had been affected while four cases of early syphilis were recorded in 2014.
18 cumulative cases of HIV were diagnosed between 2010 and 2017 and there were nine AIDS cases in the county.
“We have reached a decisive moment… most STD cases go undiagnosed and untreated, placing people at risk for severe and sometimes irreversible health consequences.”
STD and HIV testing can be found in Pekin, IL at Planned Parenthood, Family Quick Care on Veterans Drive or Unity Point Clinic on Broadway Street.
You can also visit OSF Healthcare nearby in Morton, IL.
Free STD testing may be available but there may be long wait times and few available slots.