In 2015, Dutchess County NY had an HIV prevalence rate of 465 per 100,000 people and 1,1777 cases in the county. During the same year, there were 126 reported cases of gonorrhea and 27 reported cases of early syphilis. Between 2005 and 2017, primary and secondary syphilis among women grew significantly, resulting in a 169 percent increase between 2011 and 2017.
As of 2019, Dutchess County, NY has a chlamydia prevalence rate of 313.1 for every 100,000 people.
Hyde Park, NY residents can seek STD testing from several locations in the area. The Institute for Family Health Family Practice Center of Hyde Park on Crum Elbow Rd. provides STD testing to local area residents. This location offers HIV testing as well as tests for a wide variety of common STD’s.
Hudson River HealthCare (Washington Street Health Center at Poughkeepsie on Washington St.) offers STD testing as well. This location provides STD testing for common STD’s like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV.
Some area residents may qualify for free STD testing at some area locations. These locations may provide a limited number of tests and the hours of operation in some locations may be inconvenient or limited.
Plus, walk-in services or advanced scheduling may not be an option at some locations. It should also be noted that some locations may not offer medical consultation or provide access to prescriptions for medication. Area residents should also understand that some tests offered may not be free. They may require upfront fees.