HIV incidences in Cornwall, NY, based in Orange County increased from 944 cases at a rate of 306 in 2018 to 980 cases at a rate of 315 in 2020.
Out of the total 1,542 cases of Chlamydia infections reported in 2017 at a rate of 401.9, males accounted for 518 cases at a rate of 260.5 which was almost half of the 1,024 females diagnosed with the curable disease. The youth aged between 15 and 24 years also accounted for 725 of the total Chlamydia cases in the same year.
Gonorrhea prevalence in the town rose from 224 cases in 2016 at a rate of 62.5 to 295 cases in 2017 at an increased rate of 80.3. More men were diagnosed with the disease in 2017 with 184 cases at a rate of 99.0 while the women found positive with Gonorrhea were 110 at a rate of 62.0.
Syphilis which has four sequential stages reported 20 cases of primary and secondary syphilis at a rate of 5.4, 31 new cases of early latent at a rate of 8.7, and 17 cases of late syphilis at a rate of 4.7 in 2017. The men diagnosed with primary and secondary Syphilis were 4 times the number of women with the disease with 16 cases at a rate of 8.3.
Orange County Health Department offers STD testing, screening, and treatment services to residents and also provides STD and HIV prevention measures such as free condoms and lubes. The department also offers free, voluntary, and confidential HIV Partner services that encourage people that test positive to inform their sexual partners and needle-sharing partners about their status for them to get tested.
STD Clinics in Cornwall, NY provide free STD testing services to residents in the town that wish to know their sexual health status, but prescriptions might not be provided in case they test positive. Also, doctor consultation might not be available for the free services.
If you have a needle sharing or sexual partner that has tested positive for HIV or STD, you can opt to book an appointment in one of the healthcare facilities that have comprehensive sexual health services such as Planned Parenthood – Newburgh Health Center, Crystal Run Healthcare Urgent Care Center, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall, and Saint Lukes Cornwall Hospital.