The number of HIV cases in Dutchess County, New York, grew by ten percent between 2007 and 2013, with reported cases rising from 236 to 260. In 2016, chlamydia was the most prevalent STD in the county, with an incidence rate of 313.1 per 100,000 people. Furthermore, between 2010 and 2012, there were 183 male cases and 254 female cases of gonorrhea in Dutchess County.
In Dutchess County, New York, syphilis cases doubled between 2008 and 2014.
Dutchess County residents have many different choices for STD testing in the area. Enzo Clinical Labs on Barnegat Road as well as Hudson River HealthCare (Health Center at Beacon) on Henry Street are viable options.
In addition, the Orange County Department of Health (Public Health Nursing-Newburgh) on Broadway is also an option. Area residents can also seek STD testing at Hudson Valley Community Services Incorporated (Orange County) on Broadway as well.
The Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley Incorporated (Newburgh Health Center) on Lake Street and Cross Valley Health and Medicine on Gidney Avenue also offer STD testing.
Free STD testing may also be available in Dutchess County for residents that are eligible. However, many of these locations may have limited hours and may not offer walk-in services. Plus, some locations may not provide the option to schedule appointments and may offer limited tests.
Other locations may offer tests that aren’t comprehensive and medical consultation may not be available for people who test positive for an STD. In addition, prescriptions may not be available for medication.