What are the STI test options in Levittown, NY?
In Levittown instances of sexually transmitted diseases are showing disturbing rates of growth. On Long Island there are a reported 6,810 people living with HIV, nearly 25% of which are in Levittown. The Center for AIDS Research and Treatment suggests a further 1,000 people are living on the Island undiagnosed.
Data shows that men and boys under 29 years of age in Nassau County are at an enhanced risk of contracting oropharyngeal and rectal STDs. These can go undetected for years and have life threatening consequences.
Statistics in Levittown show that since 2013, cases of Gonorrhea in men have more than doubled. Instances of STDs in females are showing growth but not as rapidly and is in males.
The government are urging local schools and colleges to provide comprehensive, age appropriate and medically accurate sexual health education.
Levittown public health officials encourage institutions to offer free std testing, hand out resources in GP clinics and create better informative websites. Initiatives for free care often carry no charge for the first consultation but go on to charge high rates for treatment thereafter.
There are plenty of options for going to get tested in the area. The South Ocean Care Family Health Center is located in between Sunrise Highway and Merrick, right next to the Freeport Library.
On Fulton Ave you’ll find Planned Parenthood, they are highly adept at providing testing for all STDs. They also offer family planning advice and sometimes give out free contraception to those who qualify.
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