There Are 11 Public Clinics & 18 Private STD Clinics Near You
If you're looking for cheap std testing clinics in the Waukegan area to get a HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis or Hepatitis screening for yourself or your partner, you can get tested today by selecting an option below to find an affordable std test clinic near you. Same day std testing locations also available with results in 1-2 days. Learn more here.
Before you head to Lake Michigan or go clubbing downtown it is important to take a few minutes to stop in at a STD clinic in Waukegan, Illinois since incidents each year continues to rise. While there are free STD testing centers in Waukegan, IL many residents are still putting off this important checkup due to long lines and crowded waiting rooms. Now you can skip the long wait and still take care of your sexual health simply by making one quick and easy phone call. This way you can schedule private STD testing and only spend 15 to 20 minutes at a nearby lab, which still leaves you with plenty of time to visit the Raymond Bradbury park.
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HIV support groups available, they meet weekly and there is an English and a Spanish group. Case management services, health education and counseling available. STI testing available for people with symptoms and without symptoms. Safer sex supplies and some harm reduction supplies available for free
If you are uninsured, you may qualify for a state-funded program or a lower fee scale. Please bring the following documents: birth certificate, pay stub, photo ID. You will not be turned away because of your inability to pay.
People, On Average, Take Action For Their Sexual Health
STD Statistics In Lake County, IL
per 100,000 people
Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Lake County, IL. Data is normalized to accurately report Lake County STD Breakdown.
The latest statistics released by the CDC and Lake County Health Department show that the STD rates in the area are rising, and have been for the past twenty years. This includes the number of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea incidents, along with HIV and Syphilis.
Teens and young adults are among those with the highest risk for contracting a STD, especially Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Adults over the age of 24 test positive more often for Syphilis and HIV. Men in particular account for the majority of HIV and Syphilis incidents, especially in the African American communities. Women ages 18 to 24 account for over 70 percent of the Chlamydia cases reported in the city and county each year.
Since 2000 the county has ranked second in the state for its high Chlamydia rate, according to 2015 statistics. It also ranks 5th for Gonorrhea rates and 4th for number of early Syphilis incidents reported each year. With these and the rates for other sexually transmitted diseases rising annually it has never been so important for residents to get tested on a regular basis.
While the high percentage of residents that test positive for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea have health officials concerned, what really worries them is the growing number of Syphilis and HIV cases reported each year. Ten years ago these rates were dropping, but as of 2008 they have reached near record highs.
Some of the other statistics that highlight the growing need for regular STI testing include,
In 2015 the Chlamydia rate for the city and county was 369.7 per 100,000 residents.
HIV rates rose to 110.2 in 2015 for the area.
Chlamydia incidents rose from 2,021 reported incidents in 2000 to 2,945 in 2015.
STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Waukegan, IL
In response to the rising number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases reported each year, in 2013 the state governor signed a bill into law that required changes be made to the sex education programs currently taught in the public schools. However, many of the public school districts have decided not to offer any sex education classes.
The law only required public schools to add information on STDs and contraceptives to their sex education programs, it did not actually mandate that the districts had to offer these classes to their students. It also did not remove abstinence only policies from the programs, only stated that additional information should be made available to students. While proponents of the law are still stating that these “sweeping” changes will help protect students’ sexual health, the fact that the majority of schools still follow mainly abstinence based curriculum shows that the new requirements are not as “major” as they were portrayed by state lawmakers.
This means that students are still not learning all of the ways that STDs can be spread or even how to properly use a condom. Regular HIV testing in Waukegan is not discussed. Regular Herpes testing in Waukegan is also ignored.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Waukegan, IL
Budget cuts to the city’s health care system is affecting the area’s STD rates, along with changes to Medicaid. There has also been a few changes to state and county laws, and this has forced other clinics to shut down permanently.
Many teens and even adults often feel ashamed and embarrassed if they think that they’ve been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease. Many of those potentially infected do not have anyone to talk to, and most do not want to be seen standing in line at a neighborhood STD clinic.
As long as residents are ashamed to get tested and the other contributing factors remained unresolved, the lakeside city can expect ever-increasing percentages of STIs.
STD Clinic Information in Waukegan, IL
Mobile std testing and HIV clinics can set your mind at ease, but often you have to give up your privacy. STI clinics are convenient and private, and many times you get same-day results. You only need to use insurance if you want, otherwise the STD testing is affordably priced.
Affordable Same Day STD Testing in the Waukegan area with Results in 1-2 Days
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