Cases of STD infection in Gates, NY, are increasing at a steady rate. this owes to the fact, that Monroe County, with the exception of Newyork City, is ranked first in terms of the spread of STIs.
According to CDC records, in 2017, 1,891 new cases of gonorrhea were diagnosed. Between 2013 and 2017, chlamydia cases increased by a staggering 11 percent. Gonorrhea and chlamydia cases have increased for the fourth year in a row.
A report by the CDC in 2017 indicated that syphilis cases had declined for the first time after five years of consecutive increases.
HIV was still a major concern for the residents of the county with Rochester recording 2,026 new diagnoses in 2017. This number was twice as much in homosexuals and the minority in the community.
Monroe County and the State’s Health Departments are on the forefront in the fight against STIs and HIV. They are increasing the number of clinics where residents may be tested and treated if positively diagnosed. In a bid to counter HIV stigmatization, they have a program to educate and counsel those infected and affected.
Importantly, they have a large scale condom distribution program to help the residents of the county to practice safe sex.
When in Gates, NY, you may visit Monroe County Health Department Clinic, which is found in Rochester city along Westfall Road for cheap STI testing. For more advanced STD testing services, you may visit Xpress Care Medical at Westside found in Rochester City on Howard Road.
Alternatively, residents of Gates, NY, have the option of free STD testing clinics.
The disadvantages of these clinics are that you might be requested to be accompanied by your sexual partner and also it is might be difficult to receive the results of the tests on the same day due to influx of patients they serve.