South Holland is among the villages in Cook County, Illinois, that continue to record high levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). According to the county’s 2014 Sexually Transmitted Infections Annual Surveillance Report, the rate of chlamydia was 413.9 per 100,000 people in 2014. The STD was more prevalent in females in the 15-19 and 20-24 age groups that year.
On top of that, as revealed by the report from the Cook County Department of Public Health, there were 1,928 cases of gonorrhea recorded in the county in 2014. Even though this number was still high, it was a decrease from 2013’s 2,009 reported gonorrhea incidences.
Additionally, data from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps showed that Cook County had 23,853 HIV diagnoses made in 2009. The HIV prevalence rate was 548, but that year, the county was the most HIV-affected County in the state.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program is administered by the Illinois Department of Public Health. With it, residents living with AIDs in South Holland can access drugs that may treat any opportunistic infections, and this helps to minimize the effects of the STD.
Curbing the rapid transmission of STDs in South Holland would be easier if people got tested for STDs. There are many clinics that they may visit in the region. One of them is the Cook County Health Department in Oak Forest. You may also get the STD/HIV tests at Cook County’s health department centers located in Maywood, Des Plaines and Forest Park.
One or two health facilities nearby may provide free STD testing, but the services may be accessible to eligible civil servants. Also, the available options might not be up to date on the advanced STD treatment regimens. Phone services, online, and rapid testing options may be unavailable, which may increase your likelihood of having to visit the facility more than once.