The Will County Community Health Center is reminding Will County resident of the disturbing nationwide increase in Syphilis cases. The most recent CDC data shows a 17.6% increase in Syphilis from 2015 to 2016, which amounts to over 27,800 new cases over that time frame.
Reported increases for various age groups include the following:
13.0% among 15 to 19-year-olds
8.1% among 20 to 24-year-olds
19.6% among 25 to 29-year-olds.
20.1% among 30 to 34-year-olds.
22.1% among 35 to 39-year-olds.
12.8% among 40 to 44-year-olds.
13.6% among 45 to 54-year-olds.
25.0% among 55 to 64-year-olds.
50.0% among 65 and older
The Will County Community Health Center reminds all residents that everyone who is sexually active with persons whose sexually transmitted disease status is unknown among them should wear condoms at all times.
Testing and treatment are available at the Will County Community Health Center, as well as free condoms. Walk-ins are welcome.
For appointments or more information, call 815-727-8670.