Cortland County has recorded fluctuations in STD infection rates and numbers over the past few years. New HIV infection count slightly down surged from two cases in 2017 to one case in 2018.
Gonorrhea infections reached a new high of 19 infections with a prevalence rate of 33.4 in 2018 from 12 recorded incidents occurring at a rate of 20.2 for every 100,000 population in 2017.
Chlamydia infections also increased in number from 171 at a rate of 274.1 per 100,000 people in 2017 to 203 at a prevalence rate of 306.6.
Primary and secondary syphilis incidents moderately rose from three infections at an occurrence rate of 7.1 in 2017 to four positive diagnoses at a prevalence rate of 6.9 in 2018.
Early syphilis cases slightly surged from six with an occurrence rate of 16.6 per 100,000 individuals in 2017 to eight at a rate of 16.8 per 100,000 people in the following year.
The Cortland County Health Department has developed preventative measures to reduce the prevalence of STD incidents in the county.
Courtesy of the STI testing and treatment program, residents can receive testing, treatment, counseling, and vaccination services.
The ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Program ensures people with underlying health issues receive low-cost mediation.
Medical facilities offering STD services around Cortland City include Jacobus Center for Reproductive Health and Tompkins County Health Department.
While free STD testing may be a possibility, you might face challenges such as long wait times and lack of doctor consultation services.