New STI Clinic Opens in Boone County

BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- The number of Sexually Transmitted Infections are on the rise in Boone County, according to the Illinois health Deparment.

The new STI Clinic opened Thursday in the the Boone County Health Department on Logan Avenue. The clinic will be open every Thursday from 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. It offers fast, confidential testing without health insurance or an appointment. The test costs $20, but the health department says no one will be denied testing if they can't pay.

In Illinois anyone12 years and older can get tested and health officials say they are trying to target teens and young adults under the age of 26 to get tested. For more information check out

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