The recently recorded STD counts in Suffolk County offer health officials a real reason why bolstered intervention strategies are vital in mitigating the problem. Sexually transmitted diseases are the most common infectious diseases.
The New York State Department of Health released a 2015 Communicable Disease Statistics which showed that chlamydia was the most prevalent STI. Suffolk County documented 3,964 incidences of chlamydia. Gonorrhea was the second-most transmitted STD. County officials reported 662 incidences of the disease.
In the same year, there were 161 cases of early syphilis and 122 occurrences of late syphilis. Further, the county health department confirmed 252 and 9 cases of Hep B and C respectively.
Administered by the Nassau-Suffolk Planning Council, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Part A, provides care for HIV+ persons who lack insurance. The initiative also runs the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), early intervention, and case management services for the infected.
Getting tested for Bay Shore residents is now accessible because you can go to the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc., situated at 60 Adams Ave in Hauppauge. The clinic may provide HIV testing and counseling and other follow-up services.
Alternatively, you can visit the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. The clinic is located at Park Ave. Another option is the Suffolk County Department of Health STD clinic set along Brentwood Rd. The facility provides a variety of services, including HIV primary care.
Other health centers in Bay Shore may provide free STD testing. However, the doctor may not be available on-site or phone and people might know why you are there.