Clark County recorded 134 HIV infections at a rate of 149 per 100,000 individuals in 2013 for people aged 13 years and above.
There was a slight increase in Chlamydia infections in 2017 compared to 2016. 2,847 cases at a rate of 131.23 were reported in 2017 and 2,659 with a rate of 117.80 were reported in 2016.
Female cases were almost twice as much as males. The former was 1,922 at a rate of 129.6 while the latter was 925 at a rate of 87.7 per 100,000 people in 2017.
Gonorrhea cases depleted in 2017 compared to 2016. 950 infections with a rate of 43.78 were recorded in 2016 and 756 infections with a rate of 28.87 were recorded in 2017. People aged 24 to 29 had the most infections with 508 cases at a rate of 30.6 per 100,000 people.
The Clark County Indiana Health Department has an HIV/STD program to provide comprehensive and integrated services to the citizens of Clark County. It provides services such as STD testing, disease intervention, and care coordination.
The Clark County Indiana Health Department and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Community may provide STD testing services. Howard Regional Health and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are also among the hospitals in the area that provide sexual health services.
Although free STD testing may be available in some clinics, after-care may not be available if you test positive for an STD. Bookable appointments may also not be an option.