There were 31 HIV incidences at a rate of 64 reported in Lebanon, IN, a city in Boone County in 2017. The infections soared to 42 at a rate of 82 in 2018.
Chlamydia was also frequently reported in the city with 169 people testing positive for the STD in 2017 at a rate of 256.5, which slightly reduced to 147 cases at a rate of 219.4 in 2018.
The number of residents diagnosed with Gonorrhea was 21 in 2017 at a rate of 31.9. The number was lower than 28 cases diagnosed in 2018 at a rate of 41.8.
There were no reported Syphilis cases in the county between 2017 and 2018.
Boone County Health Department has set up a STD Prevention Program to prevent the spread of STDs among its residents as well as to reduce the complications associated with the sexually transmitted infections. They offer financial and technical support to facilitate the process of STD surveillance and case detection by encouraging people to get tested, screened, and follow up on cases that have been identified to ensure they receive well-timed treatment.
In case you want to know your HIV/STD status, some healthcare centers within Lebanon city offer free STD testing. Still, bookable appointments might not be an option, and the free tests might depend on income and welfare eligibility.
You can get your tests and screening done in health centers such as Planned Parenthood – Georgetown Health Center, IU Health Urgent Care- Brownsburg, Witham Health Services, and Community Hospital East.