Schererville is one of the towns in Lake County, Indiana, whose rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are alarming. Some of those that have been reported over the years are chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea as well as HIV/AIDS.
The 2014 County Health Rankings for STDs in Indiana sourced data from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention that was collected in 2010. According to the findings, Lake County had 942 HIV cases in 2010, and the STD’s prevalence rate that year was 232.
An STD report in Indiana showed that Lake County had 597 cases of gonorrhoea in 2014 and the number rose to 627 in 2015. 2016 saw the number of gonorrhoea infections in the county slightly decrease to 567.
The Lake County Health Department has been striving to reduce the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the region. To achieve this, the health department has been promoting the testing of various STDs. It also provides treatment and counselling services to infected residents.
HIV/STD testing services are also offered at Porter County Health Department that you can find in Valparaiso, Indiana and East Chicago Health Department. You can also go to the Planned Parenthood – Merrillville Health Center.
It is possible to find some of the public health centers near Schererville which may provide low-cost or free STD testing services. However, you might be charged to see the doctor at the premises for consultation. Test results may delay and the walk-in option might not be available.