What are the STI test options in Springfield,IL?
The centrally located capital city of Illinois, like most large cities, has relatively high STD rates, but they’re not nearly as high as Chicago’s. But the big problem in Sangamon County isn’t the fact that they have STD rates, but rather who has them: 40% of STI cases are of teens aged 15–19.
Some of those numbers come from the University of Illinois at Springfield, but not all of them. Since sex education is often lacking in schools, health officials urge parents to talk to their children about sex—the risks, how to stay protected, etc.—no matter how hard it is to have that conversation.
In 2015, the HIV prevalence rate in Sangamon County was 175 per 100K people. That’s a little over half the Illinois rate of 330. But Sangamon County had 1,354 chlamydia cases in 2017, at a rate of 685.7. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates that year were 287.1 and 3.
Springfield has some STD-testing clinics that can help you. Planned Parenthood is located on Bruns Ln. They test for STIs and treat all of them except HIV. Your fee is on a sliding scale based on your income.
Some charitable organizations offer free STD testing, but only for HIV. You may be eligible for low-cost STD testing at the Sangamon County Health Department, on Grand Ave.
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