STD cases have been on the rise in Nassau County over the years with Hicksville City playing a huge role. In 2015, 3551 people were living with Chlamydia in Nassau County. 4, 561 cases were reported in 2017 at a rate of 364.6 per 100,000 cases. Young people aged 15-24 years were the most affected with 1,929 cases.
Gonorrhea recorded a total of 717 incidences in 2017 at a rate of 57.7 per 100,000 incidences while 168 incidences of early Syphilis were reported. 70 cases of primary and secondary Syphilis were reported at a rate of 5.7 per 100,000 cases. In 2015, only, 73 cases of HIV were reported in Nassau County.
The Nassau County Health Department partners with the state government to curb the rise of these diseases, especially among young people through promoting access to free condoms and hormonal birth control methods encouraging routine testing.
There are numerous STD testing clinics in and around Hicksville, NY.
For instance, Planned Parenthood Nassau County located in Fulton Avenue, Hempstead is just 17 minutes away from Hicksville. Central Nassau Guidance and Counselling Services, Inc., located in Oyster Bay Rd, offers STD testing and counseling services as well.
You can also check out Corona Sexual Health Clinic in Junction Blvd, Jackson Heights, and Bishop Mchugh Health Center in Broadway, Hicksville.
You might be lucky to get free STD testing in some of these clinics but only after passing through eligibility procedures. The tests might also not be so comprehensive.