The number of HIV cases in Lake County has increased over the years. In 2018, the health department recorded 755 cases, which was significantly higher than the 707 and 698 new infections recorded in 2017 and 2016.
Chlamydia cases in 2018 were 3,234 at a prevalence rate of 459.7. It showed a decrease in the number of infections as the previous year had reported 3,357 cases at a prevalence rate of 477.2. However, 2016 had a higher infection rate than the following year, having a count of 3,042 at a prevalence rate of 432.4.
In 2018, the county noticed a decrease in the number of new Gonorrhea cases compared to the previous year. It reported 449 cases with a prevalence rate of 63.8 in 2018, relatively lower than the 586 cases recorded in 2017 at a prevalence rate of 83.3. Statistics for 2016 were a bit lower than that of 2017, having reported 484 cases at a prevalence rate of 68.8.
Primary and secondary syphilis cases have depicted an almost steady count, with the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 recording 28, 30, and 28 infections.
The health department in Lake County supports the STI/HIV Program that offers sexual health education, psychosocial support, HIV and STD counseling and testing services, and clinical care services.
Residents in Round Lake seeking confidential STD testing services can visit Lake County Health Department – Midlakes Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Illinois: Waukegan Health Center.
Free STD testing services may be available in some facilities, but you might experience inconsistent wait hours, and additional costs might not be upfront.