According to statistics in Kenosha county, HIV infections escalated from 94 to 101 per 100,000 persons in the year 2013 to 2016.
Chlamydia has over the past years been the leading infectious disease in Kenosha County. The prevalence rate increased with 2,982 per 100,000 persons in 2013.
Gonorrhea infections were prevalent in persons aged 20 to 24 years old. In 2013, new infections reported were 604 per 100,000 individuals with women being the most vulnerable.
On the other hand, Syphilis infections were very low. The total number of cases recorded in 2013 was zero. This was due to intensive sexual health education outreach programs that played a major role in curbing the spread of the diseases.
Pleasant Prairie is involved in various programs that educate, improve and promote prevention measures that will curb the spread of the disease. They include AIDS network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) as well as the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) programs.
Some of the facilites that provide an array of STD testing services include Planned Parenthood – Kenosha Health Center and Kenosha Urgicare.
Additionally, individuals may access other public health facilities such as the Grande Prairie Health and Rehabilitation Center and Froedtert South (St. Catherine’s Medical Center).
Most of the health care facilities may provide for free STD testing and treatment services but, prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’re tested positive. You may also encounter long waiting times.