Figures for STD cases in Goshen, IN are encompassed within the Elkhart County reports collected by the state of Indiana.
The reports show an increase in AIDS and HIV cases from 2015 to 2017. In 2015, there were 5,705 cases of HIV, 86.2 cases per 100,000 of the population and 5,999 people had AIDS, 90.6 per 100,000. In 2017, 6,257 people had HIV, 94.5 per 100,000, and 6,378 people had AIDS, a rate of 96.3. The disease is more prevalent among men who make up 80% of cases in 2017. Diagnosis is also more common among 50 to 59 year-olds in the county.
Chlamydia grew from 784 cases in 2012 to 870 cases at a rate of 428 per 100,000 of the population in 2016.
In 2012, there were 158 cases at a rate of 79.3 per 100,000 of the population, of gonorrhea, while in 2016 there were 200 cases at a rate of 98.4 per 100,000 of the population.
There were no cases of primary and secondary syphilis recorded in Elkhart County until 2016 when 10 cases were reported.
“There has been a rise in HIV cases in Elkhart County and neighboring counties in 2016. So many new diagnoses are not usually seen. Much of it has to do with youths being uneducated on the issues.”
There are several options in Goshen, IN that could possibly be looked into for STD testing including at the Minute Clinic, the Elkhart Women’s Healthy Beginnings Program and the Elkhart STI Clinic.
There is also a Planned Parenthood in Goshen, IN and IU Health Goshen Physicians Family Medicine and Urgent Care Clinic on Elkhart Road.
Free STD testing may be available at some of the clinics in the area however, there may be costs that are not disclosed upfront.