The annual 2018 surveillance report in Nassau County, where Jericho city lies, recorded 79 cases of new HIV infections, slightly lower than the 89 positive diagnoses reported in 2017.
Over the years, Chlamydia has recorded the highest count of STD infections. In 2017, the STD report indicated 4,561 new infections at a prevalence rate of 364.6. The number hiked to 4,784 at an incidence rate of 381.6 in 2018.
Gonorrhea recorded the second-highest number of infections after Chlamydia. The county statistics show 717 fresh cases reported at a prevalence rate of 57.7 in 2017, and the count rose to 752 new infections at a prevalence rate of 60.4 in 2018.
In 2018, the county health department recorded 180 cases of early syphilis that occurred at a rate of 14.1 in every 100,000 individuals. That was slightly higher than the 168 cases reported at a prevalence rate of 13.5 in the previous year.
Primary and secondary syphilis depicted a slight decline between 2017 and 2018, with the former year recording a count of 70 and the latter year 66.
The Nassau County Health Department supports the Ryan White Program, which offers client financial assistance, dental services, advocacy, and outpatient medical care to people living with HIV.
Jamaica Sexual Health Clinic, Morrisania Sexual Health Clinic, and Planned Parenthood Nassau County are some clinics near Jericho that offer affordable and confidential HIV and STD screening services.
Some of the health facilities may provide free STD testing, but prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you test positive, and you may experience inconsistent wait times.