Crown Point is the county seat of Lake County Indiana state. The City of Crown Point is equally affected by HIV/STDs like other cities within and around Lake County. The HIV prevalence rate in 2015 was 232 while 2019, has seen the rate going upwards to 240.
The rate of Chlamydia in 2015 was 531, while the current rate in 2019 has dropped to 449.5. Likewise, the Gonorrhea rate scaled down from 128.6 in 2015 to 116.3 in 2016. Within the same period, Syphilis rates spiked from a rate of 7.2 in 2015 to a rate of 8.7 in 2016.
“Condoms are an essential tool in preventing STDs, though our cultural acceptance of the usage of condoms is nowhere close to where it needs to be.” Peggy Clarke, Executive Director of North Carolina-based American Social Health Association.
Crown Point City has well distributed STD testing facilities, both private and public. Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing, therefore attracting a large number of people, and hence very long queues. The facilities may also lack doctor’s consultation, and the test results may take longer.
Here are some of the clinics in Crown Point where you can visit to be tested. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Incorporated Merrillville Health Center. The tests likely to be offered include; Chlamydia test, Gonorrhea test, Syphilis test, HIV test, Hepatitis A and B tests, and Vaccine.
Located at 6100 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410 is Community HealthNet Health Centers Merrillville Location. The clinic may offer the tests mentioned above, as well.