What are the STI test options in West Lafayette,IN?
Figures regarding STD cases are available for West Lafayette, IN by way of county-wide data covering Tippecanoe County.
Data collated by the Indiana Department of Health shows that in 2012 there were 848 cases of chlamydia in the county amounting to a prevalence rate of 475.3 per 100,000 of the population. Initially going down to a rate of 461.3 and 454.5, there was a dramatic rise in 2015 when 1,128 were reported at a rate of 607.3. This went down again in 2016 when there were 997 cases on record.
The same trend was seen with regard to gonorrhea cases as in 2012 there were 174 cases and in 2015 there appeared to be a peak at 237 cases before going down again.
The incidence of primary and secondary syphilis has slowly risen in Tippecanoe County from 6 cases in 2012 to 11 reported cases in 2016.
HIV cases in Wabash township, where West Lafayette, IN is located, have decreased and on Dec. 31 2018, there were 12 people reported to be living with HIV.
“Over five years, between 2011 and 2015, hepatitis C in the county rose 20% according to the state department of health. 151 new cases of the disease were diagnosed in 2016, and 2017 is set to top that figure. With it being difficult and expensive to treat, it is a public health emergency,”
Residents of West Lafayette, IN may seek to find STD testing services at Purdue University Student Health Services. there is also the Minute Clinic on Segamore Parkway.
Tippecanoe County Health Services also offer service for testing for STDs and HIV.
While free STD testing may be available at some facilities, some clinics may ask for costs upfront and others will only provide services by appointment only.
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