St. Joseph County had a count of 1,685 reported cases of Chlamydia in 2017. Additionally, there were 720 reported cases of Gonorrhea in St. Joseph County by the end of 2017.
However, there is a spot of good news, as there were no reported cases of primary or secondary Syphilis in St. Joseph County in 2017. On the other hand, there were 10,911 cases of HIV reported in the state of Indiana.
STD rates are rising, especially among young adults
South Bend strives to take care of its citizens by providing STD testing centers, like Planned Parenthood on Grape Road, or private labs like the one on McKinley Avenue and University Drive. You can also ask the clinics if they have free STD testing. If they do be prepared to provide proof of residency and income.
There are also clinics geared for college students that include services on campus. This way you can make it to class and protect your sexual health.