Chlamydia is the most prevalent STD in Nassau County, NY and accounts for 80.99 percent of all diagnosed STD’s, while HIV/Aids accounts for only 4.4 percent. From 2008 to 2010, syphilis comprised six percent of all diagnosed STD cases in Nassau County, NY. In 2015, gonorrhea had a prevalence rate of 37.5 per 100,000 county residents.
Between 2008 and 2010, chlamydia was the most prevalent STD in Nassau County, NY with a prevalence rate of 109 per 100,000 county residents, fast forward five years, and the prevalence rate grew to 261.4 per 100,000 people.
The Nassau County Department of Health on County Seat Dr. and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County Incorporated (Hempstead Center) on Fulton Ave., are two locations that may be viable options for STD testing.
Nu Health (Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center) on Hempstead Tpke also offers STD testing to the community. Other locations that offer these services include North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Internal Medicine) on 76th Ave. and Clergy United for Community Empowerment Incorporated on Murdock Ave.
Various locations in the area may offer free STD testing for anyone in the community who might be eligible, however, some services may require upfront fees and there may be long waitlists.
Some locations may have inconvenient hours and an inability to schedule appointments in advance, while, other locations may not offer walk-in services. Furthermore, a person who receives positive test results may not have access to a doctors consultation or prescriptions for medication.