There were 118 new HIV diagnoses among in Milwaukee County in the year 2017. The number corresponded to an HIV diagnosis rate of 19.8 per 100,000 persons, reported between 2008 and 2017. Over the last decade, new diagnoses ranged from a low of 102 in 2012 to a high of 136 in 2010 with an average of 116 diagnoses per year.
In 2012, there were 10,089 Chlamydia cases at a rate of 1.051 with the highest infections in the female population constituting 71.7 percent of the infections. In 2017, the number of Chlamydia infections increased slightly to 10,942 at a rate of 1.148.
1n 2012, Gonorrhoea cases reported among Milwaukee residents were at a low of 3,147 at a rate of 328. In 2017, the number had increased to 4,726 at a rate of 496, being highest in the male population with 2,457 cases reported.
In 2012 Syphilis cases were 144 at a rate of 15 being highest in males with an 85.4 percent rate compared to 13.2 percent in females. The number of Syphilis cases five years later was 286 at 30 with the highest rates in males with 239 instances at 52 percent compared to females with 46 at 9 percent.
The Milwaukee County Department of Health has strengthened coordination with medical providers and non-profit organizations that provide testing to ensure prompt linkage to HIV specialized care and treatment within 30 days of new HIV diagnosis.
Rodgers memorial hospital, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, and Fredtert are among the few options you could consider.
For free STD testing and treatment services, you may visit some of the available facilities or even take advantage of the few STD campaigns around the neighborhood.
Just keep in mind that everyone is going to know exactly why you are there. So, you’re going to need all the confidence you can get.