What are the STI test options in Waukegan,IL?
Waukegan is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, and has lower STD rates than those cities. But those numbers could still stand to come down.
In 2015, the HIV prevalence rate in Lake County was 130 per 100K people, much lower than the Illinois rate of 330. Health officials encourage all sexually active individuals to get tested, whether they have reason to believe they are infected or not. They are concerned that social stigma, especially among gay and bisexual men, can prevent people from coming in. Clinics are discreet and you should never be afraid to seek help.
The chlamydia rate, however, is problematic in Lake County. In 2017, there were 3,357 cases, at a rate of 477.2 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 83.3 and 4.3.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Waukegan and the surrounding areas. At least two clinics provide free STD testing, but only for HIV. The Lake County Health Department, on Belvidere Rd, offers low-cost screening for STIs. They also offer PrEP to uninsured at-risk individuals.
PromptMed Urgent Care performs STD screening, and you can find them on Green Bay Rd. Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center, on Grand Ave, offers confidential STI services to teens.
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