What are the STI test options in Deer Park,NY?
The number of HIV infections in Deer Park, a census-designated place in Suffolk County, stands at 2,956 at a rate of 233 as per the 2019 records. This is an indication that the number of HIV infections has been rising since 2015 when the infections were 2,840 at a rate of 228.
A sharp increase of Gonorrhea infections was noted between 2016 and 2017. The infections multiplied from 573 at a rate of 41.7 to 760 at a rate of 55.4 respectively. The infections were higher in the male population at 501 compared to 259 infections in the female population.
A significant drop of Syphilis infections was noted in the health reports. The number decreased from 165 at a rate of 11.9 in 2016 to reach a low of 151 at a rate of 10.9 in 2017.
Chlamydia infections topped in the county health reports. The infections rose from 4,506 at a rate of 320.9 in 2016 to 4,917 at a rate of 352.2 in 2017. They were pervasive in the female population with 3,390 cases compared to 1,527 cases in the male population.
The Suffolk County Department of Health has come up with a female empowerment initiative aimed at reducing HIV infections in women by curbing vulnerabilities in women and ensuring gender equality is observed.
There are several hospitals in Deer Park town like CityMD Deer Park Urgent Care-Long Island and Planned Parenthood-West Islip Health Center where residents can access HIV/STD services. Other hospitals in the city include the Northwell Health and the Good Samaritan Medical Hospital.
Several clinics in Deer park may offer free STD testing but such tests may be available to specific age groups like the teenagers and some tests might be painful and invasive.
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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.