What are the STI test options in Carmel,NY?
Carmel, NY is a complex community made up of several hamlets. The county seat for Putnam County, it lies less than ten miles from the Connecticut border. It is also a community in the grips of an STD crisis.
Between 2014 and 2018, the STD prevalence rate for this town of fewer than 35,000 residents grew by a staggering 56.5%. At the same time, the HIV prevalence rate for the area rose by 14.6% as well.
This growth came during a period when the state of New York itself was experiencing a decline in both STD and HIV prevalence rates. In fact, they fell by 1% and 5.1% respectively during that five-year period.
Moreover, the first half of 2019 has seen further growth of the STD rate. From January through June of this year, the STD prevalence rate has risen by 8.9% from where it was in December of 2018.
Carmel cannot withstand the rampant growth of STDs in our community.
Residents of Carmel and its surrounding areas have a number of choices should they choose to be tested for STDs or HIV. These include both public and private health centers.
Planned Parenthood may offer STD and HIV screening. They operate the Danbury Center just 12 miles to the east across the Connecticut border as well as the Newburgh Health Center to the west of Carmel. It is located on Main Street in Newburgh, just across the Hudson River, roughly 19 miles from Carmel.
Nearby Brewster, NY to the south also has offerings that might provide these kinds of tests. This includes an Open Door Family Medical Center located on Main Street as well as the Putnam County Health Department on Geneva Road.
Many clinics and health centers offer free STD testing. Keep in mind that this testing may not be comprehensive, might charge a fee for a doctor consultation, and could leave you exposed to others knowing why you are there.