PPIN offering free STD screenings April 12

Planned Parenthood of Indiana is offering free STD screenings as a part of National STD Awareness Month.

The 5th annual Get Yourself Tested event will be held at 18 of its centers on April 12.

The event is part of a national campaign to promote sexual health and address the high rates of STDs among those under 25.

The centers will offer free screenings for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

They include:

  • Avon
  • Bloomington
  • Columbus
  • Evansville
  • Fishers
  • Fort Wayne
  • Indianapolis-Eastside
  • Indianapolis-Midtown
  • Indianapolis-Southside
  • Hammond
  • Lafayette
  • Madison
  • Merrillville
  • Muncie
  • Richmond
  • Terre Haute
  • Valparaiso
  • Warsaw

The tests are made possible by the Women’s Health Fund.

4 comments

  • StarlettMiller

    Some interesting FACTS from the CDC…

    STDs affect people of all races, ages, and sexual orientations, though some individuals experience greater challenges in
    protecting their health. STDs take an especially heavy toll on African Americans, particularly young African American
    women and men. For example, blacks represent just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for approximately
    half of all reported chlamydia and syphilis cases and almost three-quarters of all reported gonorrhea cases.
    http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/AAs-and-

    • DJHB317

      Is this statistical analysis a cry for help or a call to action? I'm not sure what you are looking to accomplish by quoting this info.

      • StarlettMiller

        Just some simple FACTS that seem to be ignored by the people that should be most concerned because a problem has to be recognized before it can be addressed.

        Additionally, almost the same things can be said about homicide and violent crime.

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