What are the STI test options in Buffalo,NY?
In 2017 approximately 2.3 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported across the country. From 2015 to 2016 the rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia rose in Erie County. In 2015 the total number of gonorrhea cases was reported at 1,720 and the total number of chlamydia cases was 5,063.
In 2016, however, these numbers rose to 1,874 reported cases of gonorrhea and 5,201 cases of chlamydia for the county.
Syphilis did see a slight decrease, from 170 in 2015 to 134 in 2016. The best way to promote and maintain a decline in the prevalence of STDs throughout Buffalo is by making sure regular STD testing is a routing part of the healthcare for you and your partner.
From the Pride Center of Western New York to the Evergreen Health Services of Western New York, it’s easy to find a testing center. Community Access Services of WNY Incorporated offers services on Delaware Avenue and the MOCHA Center of Buffalo offers testing on Main Street. Different organizations cater to the unique concerns of certain groups, like teens or the LGBTQ community, and offer services like confidential testing and free condoms.
You can also get free STD testing during specific days of the year. Simply check with your local health department to find out when and where.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.