What are the STI test options in West Bend,WI?
HIV infections in Washington County, home to West Bend, remained at consistently low rates over the years. In 2014, 35 individuals were diagnosed with HIV infections, and in 2018, the number of infected persons slightly increased to 36 at a rate of 32.
Chlamydia was the most chronic STD in the county. The number of infections surged from 191 at a rate of 146 in 2012 to 296 at a rate of 229 in 2017.
Gonorrhea infections were generally low among West Bend residents with 33 cases at a rate of 25 in 2012 to 43 infections at a rate of 33 in 2017.
Syphilis infections were seldom reported by the department of health. In 2012, there were only 3 infections at a rate of 2 per 100, 000 persons, and in 2017, no Syphilis incidences were reported.
The Washington County Department of Health has noted that a large number of HIV/ STD infections occur among teenagers. To reach this young population, the department has been involved in advocating for changes in school policies and encouraging healthy practices that will lead to sexual wellness and extensive sex education.
For sexual health check-up in West Bend City, you may drop by some of the available clinics in the city like the Aurora Urgent care or the Planned Parenthood – West Bend Health Center. You could also check out clinics like Samaritan Health Center and Washington County Public Agency Center.
You may be fortunate to find free STD testing services in some clinics, however, you may encounter long queues due to the high demand for the services. Hours of operation for the services might also be inconsistent in some of the facilities.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.