Wood Dale, IL, located in DuPage County, had 686 people who tested positive with HIV in 2017 at an infection rate of 88 and dropped to 606 at a rate of 78 in 2018.
The county also reported 2,056 infections bacterial Chlamydia incidences at a rate of 224.2 in 2014, which gradually surged to 2,495 at a rate of 272.1 in 2017.
Primary and Secondary Syphilis was also noted in the city with 34 cases at a rate of 3.7 in 2016, which reduced to 25 at a lower rate of 2.7 in 2017.
Gonorrhea incidences were 307 in 2015 at an infection rate of 33.5, lower than the 451 incidences observed in 2017 at a rate of 49.2.
DuPage County Health Department participates in eradicating STD/HIV infections by establishing accessible mobile centers across the county. It also encourages people who turn out positive for sexually transmitted diseases to refer their sexual partners for testing and timely treatment to prevent reinfections.
Having a sexual health check-up in one of the many healthcare facilities in the city offering free STD testing is one way of taking care of your general health, but consultation services may not be available. Also, you might have to wait for long hours to be tested.
You can opt to visit Planned Parenthood – Austin Health Center and Concentra Urgent Care for sexual health services if you notice any unusual changes in your genitals. John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and Norwegian American Hospital are other medical centers that you can access for STD/HIV testing, screening, and treatment.