STD rates in Noblesville, IN have been on the rise in the last five years. The situation is dire such that the county health officials decided to conduct a health survey. The report highlighted gonorrhea and chlamydia as the most common STDs, although HIV cases have been on the rise.
According to the county report, as of December 2015, there were 619 new cases of chlamydia with a rate of 199.9 per 100,000 population. Gonorrhea rate was 29.7, with 92 recorded incidences.
Another report indicated that there was an increase in new HIV diagnoses in the county in 2017. In 2016, there were 137 incidences of HIV as compared to the 184 new cases in 2017. That was an increase of 34%.
The Hamilton County Health created the Bloodbourne Infectious Disease Prevention Program, which focuses on offering education on HIV, testing, and treatment services, as well as prevention of the use of intravenous drugs.
Located on Foundation Dr, the Hamilton Health Department may provide STI testing services on an appointment basis. The Damien Center situated at 26 North Arsenal Ave, Indianapolis, is another option. The clinic may provide STD and HIV testing, as well as pregnancy testing.
You may visit a nationwide provider like Planned Parenthood. The clinic is based on North Meridian Rd in Indianapolis. Here, you may receive an array of sexual health services such as STD testing, abortion referrals, LGBTQ services, among others.
Also, you may find other clinics that offer free STD testing, although they may open during inconvenient hours. The results may also take too long.