HIV cases have been slightly increasing in Plover, WI, a village in Portage County, from 21 cases in 2017 to 25 in 2018. At the end of 2020, a total of 28 incidences had been reported.
Chlamydia cases surged from 380 at a rate of 234.5 in 2015 to 474 at a rate of 292.7 in 2016. Caucasians reported the highest number of infections in 2016 at 70.2 percent with 268 followed by African-Americans with 81 at 21.2 percent.
In 2016, there were 73 Gonorrhea cases recorded, indicating an increase from 70 cases observed in 2015. Gonorrhea contributed 16 percent of all STI cases recorded in 2015 and 13 percent in 2016.
The rate of Syphilis increased from 0.6 with 1 case in 2014 to 2.5 with 4 infections by the end of 2016.
The Portage County Health Department aims to lower HIV/STD infections by partnering with higher education institutions to enhance sexual health curricula and build awareness in the general public. Public Health officials are working towards providing low-to-free screening and testing for individuals at risk of contracting HIV/STD infections in all communities.
Plover, WI, has various medical centers you may consider for HIV/STD testing and treatment, including Planned Parenthood – Wisconsin Rapids Health Center and Ascension St. Michael’s – Plover Urgent Care. You may as well check your sexual health in Marshfield Clinic Stevens Point Center Urgent Care and Ministry LifeDirect.
Inhabitants in Plover, WI may access free STD testing in some clinics even though it’s dependent on income and welfare eligibility, and you may not be able to get a medical consultation on site.