East Northport, NY, has been experiencing a soaring rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) over the last 10 years.
According to a joint report reports from National and Northport local health department, Suffolk County had 151 cases of early syphilis, 59 of primary & secondary syphilis and 126 of late and late latent syphilis in 2017. Moreover, the same year saw the county record 4,917 incidences of gonorrhea and 760 of gonorrhea.
The 2015 County Health Rankings for STDs in New York showed that Suffolk County had 2,840 HIV incidences, the STD trend in the region had increased at a rate of 228 cases per 100,000 persons.
The Suffolk County Department of Health Services facilitates education on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) with the aim of eradicating the spread of STDs in East Northport. Additionally, the health department has availed testing and treatment of STDs to all the residents of Northport, NY.
Other health facilities within Suffolk County have also been availing STD testing and treatment services. These include the Planned Parenthood – West Islip Health Center, the New York State Department of Health and the Albany County Health Department.
Even though some clinics in Northport, NY, maybe offering free STD testing, their services may not be ideal. For instance, these clinics only specialize on STD testing, so people may know why you were there, free services might be based on welfare and income eligibility—and when charged, you may pay based on a sliding pay scale.