To better understand the rate of infectious diseases in New York, a health surveillance report was issued, and the number of cases of STDs remains high. Nassau County registered chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (both primary and secondary) as the most commonly transmitted STIs.
According to the report, chlamydia ranks on top with the highest rate of infections. The county recorded 3,551 new incidences of chlamydia. Gonorrhea occurrences were 509, while there was a total of 243 cases of both early and late syphilis.
According to the report, there were 113 HIV incidences. Additionally, there were 73 new AIDS diagnoses in Nassau County.
The Nassau-Suffolk Planning Council works hand-in-hand with the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to offer financial assistance to persons living with HIV so they may gain access to quality medical services. That way, HIV+ individuals can better manage their health condition and get treatment medications.
Fortunately, you may consider different clinics where you may get STD care services. An example is the North Shore University Hospital based on Northern Blvd, which may provide limited STD/HIV testing services to at-risk individuals.
You may also consider the Planned Parenthood clinic of Nassau County, situated along Fulton Ave; the Nassau University Medical Center on Hempstead Turnpike, as well as the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. These clinics may provide case management, testing and screening services, preventive care, early interventions, and examination procedures.
Other health centers may provide free STD testing. Nonetheless, most clients have to wait for long hours, and you may not have a chance to consult a doctor. Similarly, results may take more than two weeks to be processed. Another disadvantage of visiting free STD clinics is that such facilities may not have more convenient urine test equipment for certain STDs.