Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have plagued many towns in New York. Rates of the four common STDs, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AID, and syphilis have risen substantially in Eastchester, according to the resent report from the local health department. Statistics from a recent CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Infections Surveillance Report showed that Westchester County had 3,812 chlamydia incidences recorded that year.
During the same year, as revealed by the report, Westchester County had 672 cases of gonorrhea. With 142 cases, early syphilis was among the least commonly reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
According to data from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, Westchester County had 3,752 cases of HIV diagnosed in 2010, with HIV prevalence rate of 474 cases per 100,000 persons.
For a long time now, the Westchester County Health Department has been partnering with a community-based organization and allocate resources to programs that support the delivery of efficient STD prevention strategies to the residents facing the greatest risk.
The Planned Parenthood – White Plains Health Center in Westchester County provides STD tests to the residents. Additionally, it allows patients to book appointments whenever they want to access STD treatment or vaccines. You can also visit the Planned Parenthood Center in Mount Vernon to get tested for an STI.
Alternatively, you can visit free STD testing centers that may be available at some clinics within the region. However, you might face some challenges. For instance, the free tests may be for the four common STD— gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AID, and syphilis. Additionally, healthcare professionals may not be available to answer your question and offer advice about the tests that are best for you.