Glenville town is located within the Schenectady County, New York, with a population of about 30,000 people comprising of native American, whites, African American, Latinos, Hispanic, among many other races. The town has reported high incidences of sexually transmitted diseases from HPV, Herpes, Hepatitis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Trichomoniasis.
According to the New York State Department of Health, chlamydia is the most common STI with new diagnosis going as far as 116, 843 in 2017, a sharp 7% increase and the highest ever recorded reports. Women between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most infected. Gonorrhea cases stood at 34,111 new diagnoses; males of between 20 to 29 years being the vulnerable population.
The report evidenced that young people were the high risk population because of a non- working population and drug use. In addition, people of color, non-Hispanic people, bisexuals and men having sex with men also recorded significantly high new STD cases.
Although, new males’ STD infections was the highest in diagnosis, primary and secondary syphilis was almost thrice as high as that of men. HPV, Genital Herpes and Trichomoniasis had the least recorded cases of new infection; it prevalence flattening up.
The Department of Health has put up measures to control and manage sexually transmitted infection. Most health facilities have the capacity to conduct STD screening and testing and subsequently provide medication to positive tests.
You may visit medical facilities in the town for STD testing. Some health centers that may provide these services include Ellis Medicine and VA Schenectady clinic.
Free STD testing might be offered in some nearby healthcare centers. However, you may be required to pay for consultation fees as well as make an appointment.