Floral Park, NY, is an incorporated village in Nassau County that experienced a drop in the rate of new HIV cases recorded between 2019 and 2020. The rate of infection in the first year of reference was 2,950 in every population of 100,000, whereas in 2020, new infections were recorded at a rate of 2,930 per 100,000 persons.
Surveillance data tabled to the county’s public health department depicted an increase in the number of new Gonorrhea infections reported between 2017 and 2018. There were 717 new cases in 2018 at a rate of 57.7 and 752 diagnoses in 2018 happening at a rate of 60.4.
Conversely, there was a spike in the incidence rate of new Syphilis cases between the same time frame. In this case, 2017 had 168 diagnoses prevailing at 13.5, while in 2018, the county had 180 new cases that prevailed at a rate of 14.1.
Additionally, an upward trend was observed in the occurrence of new Chlamydia infections in 2017 and 2018, in which case 4,561 infections were recorded in 2017 at a rate of 364.6 and 4,784 in 2018 occurring at a rate of 381.6.
Officials at the Nassau County Public Health Department have been successful in reducing the rate of new HIV infections through its HIV/AIDS bureau. The bureau has been focusing on enhancing access to HIV education, counseling, and testing as well as coordinating referral networks for HIV services and improving the efficiency of partner services, especially for needle-sharing individuals.
For low-cost to free STD testing, you can visit Planned Parenthood Nassau County, Excel Urgent Care of New Hyde Park NY, the Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic, and the Nassau County Department of Health.
Remember that some clinics may only serve you if you qualify under predetermined income and welfare requirements. Also, your test results may not be immediate.