For nearly two decades now, DuPage County has recorded shocking increases in STD cases. That has made it highly possible for persons in the county to contract a sexually transmitted disease.
According to the Center for Disease & Prevention, DuPage County documented a 221% increase in chlamydia incidences between 2000 and 2015, from 732 to 2,382. On the other hand, syphilis cases sky-rocketed to 42 cases in 2015, from virtually no diagnosis at all in 2000.
Furthermore, gonorrhea cases had the lowest increment margin over the 15 years, rising by 50%. That resulted in over 300 new cases in 2015.
The HIV Treatment Works Campaign was initiated to foster healthy living among individuals with HIV. The focus of the program is to offer testimonials of people who are successfully staying healthy despite being infected, which increases their longevity.
DuPage health officials encourage county residents to use the available resources to get tested. For example, you can go to the Englewood STD Specialty in Chicago, which may accept walk-ins.
You can also consider the West Town Young Health Center on W Division, the DuPage County Health Department or the Howard Brown Health Center.
Besides, you can visit local medical centers may render free STD testing near Roselle. However, the downside to these services is that walk-in options may not be available, and the waiting time may be too long. Furthermore, finding a doctor for consultations may present a problem.