Nassau County, where East Massapequa lies, recorded 112 cases of HIV infections in 2016. The number dropped to 89 in 2017. The department realized a further decline when it recorded 79 cases of new HIV infections in 2018.
Gonorrhea cases have been on the rise over the years. Statistics showed 556 cases reported in 2016, 717 in 2017, and 752 in 2018. The rate of occurrence was 44.7, 57.3, and 60.4 in every 100,000 people.
Chlamydia has the highest number of STD infections in Nassau County. In 2016, the statistics showed a count of 4,032 at a prevalence rate of 322.1. The number of cases drastically hiked to 4,561 in 2017 at a prevalence rate of 363.2. A further increase was realized in 2018 when the department reported 4,784 cases, at a prevalence rate of 381.6.
Early Syphilis cases recorded the least number of infections compared to other STDs. Statistics in 2016 showed a count of 183 at a prevalence rate of 14.5. In 2017, the number of new positive cases slightly dropped to 164 at a prevalence rate of 13.2. The figure later hiked to 180 at a prevalence rate of 180 in 2018.
The health department in Nassau County facilitates easy access to free and low-cost STD testing services by distributing resources throughout the area. It also oversees the Ryan White Program that offers financial and medical support to individuals living with HIV.
Planned Parenthood – Massapequa Center and Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic are some facilities that offer confidential STD screening services.
Some health centers in East Massapequa provide free STD testing services. However, you may experience long wait hours, and test results might not be immediate.