Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) levels continue to rise in various cities in Illinois and Quincy, IL is no exception. Data released by the Illinois Department of Public Health in 2012 showed that Adams County had the 20th highest rate of chlamydia cases per capita during that year.
According to the Illinois 2014 County Health Rankings, there were 223 cases of chlamydia that were reported in 2011 in Adams County. Those reported in 2017 were 272.
No cases of primary or secondary syphilis were recorded in 2016 and 2017, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. However, one case of early syphilis was reported in the county in 2017.
The 2017 Epidemiologic Summary and Yearly Trends Data for 2008-2017 released by the Illinois Department of Public Health showed that Adams County had 48 gonorrhoea cases in 2016. The number rose to 95 in 2017; with the increase rate being 98%.
The Illinois Department of Public Health helps to reduce HIV/AIDS rates in Quincy, IL, through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. It provides drugs to infected residents to help fight the virus and any other opportunistic infections that they might get.
Testing for STDs in the city is offered at the Pathway Health Clinic, or the Adams County Public Health Department situated at 330 Vermont St, Quincy. Another health center that you can visit is the Winnebago County Health Department in Rockford.
You might find some clinics that are offering free STD testing services in Quincy, IL. However, you may not be able to book an appointment and see the doctor for a consultation immediately as the doctors serve a large number of people and operate on a limited schedule. Also, lack of Rapid STD Tests options and slow processing of test results, which may take over two weeks make free STD testing facilities less ideal.