Onondaga County that hosts Geddes town, has experienced upward and downward surges in STD incidents in the bygone years. HIV infections had an addition of 11 new cases between 2017 and 2018, with the former year having 21 positive diagnoses and the latter recording 32 incidents.
Early Syphilis infections dropped from 40 incidents occurring at a rate of 9.0 per 100,000 population in 2017 to 28 positive diagnoses at a prevalence rate of 6.3 in 2018.
Primary and secondary syphilis numbers down surged from 21 new infections in 2017 to 15 cases in 2018.
Gonorrhea displayed a significant hike. The county recorded 773 cases in 2017 that occurred at a prevalence rate of 169.5. The numbers increased to 1,085 incidents in 2018 at a rate of 239.2 in every 100,000 people.
Chlamydia infections also depicted an increase. That was from 2,684 new infections at a rate of 572.1 per 100,000 population in 2017 to 3,211 cases at a prevalence rate of 691.5.
The Onondaga County Health Department has implemented various STD prevention strategies to protect and improve the quality of health amongst residents of the county.
The HIV/STD programs provide services such as PrEP medication administration and sexual health education as well as STD testing, treatment, and counseling.
Some STD testing clinics serving the Geddes area include Planned Parenthood – Syracuse Health Center, Syracuse Community Health Center, and ACR Health.
If you opt for low-cost or free STD testing offered by some facilities, you may experience delays with getting your results or not receive doctor consultation services.