New cases of infectious diseases have spiked in the US. In Greenwood, IN, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have been highlighted as some of the commonly diagnosed cases sexually transmitted diseases.
In 2013, the state health department of Indiana researched STD counts in Johnson County as of December 2013. There were 487 chlamydia diagnoses. The STD had the highest morbidity rate of 348.7 incidences in every 100,000 population.
Besides, the study also stipulated that gonorrhea had 58 newly discovered infections, with an infection rate of 41.5 per 100,000 population. Syphilis, on the hand, had an incidence rate of 7.9, with a total of 11 new cases.
The Indiana State Department of Health introduced the STD Prevention Program in the bid to alleviate the high infection rate of STDs. The program works as a resource center for financing and technical assistance to local health centers to provide better HIV community outreach. Also, the program’s website may provide referrals to STD testing clinics.
The Johnson County Health clinic, situated along PCA Rd, may provide a wide range of care services that may include testing for chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. Further, you may receive treatment plans and case management services. Even so, clients are expected to make an appointment.
A countrywide provider may also be an option; the Planned Parenthood clinic set on E Hanna Ave in Indianapolis city may also offer STD services to target groups such as the LGBTQ community.
Other medical centers may provide free STD testing. However, services may only be offered on an appointment basis, or they may have inconvenient hours.