Onondaga County health data suggested an increase in HIV infections in Lysander town from 929 at a rate of 237 in 2014 to 986 at a rate of 249 by 2017.
Also known as the ‘great pretender’, Syphilis cases were relatively uncommon in the county with only 39 infections at a rate of 8.8 reported in 2015 which had increased to 40 at a rate of 9.0 by 2017.
The county health data indicated a drop in Gonorrhea infections from about 900 at a rate of approximately 197 in 2015 to about 770 at a rate of about 170 in 2017.
Chlamydia remained the most commonly reported STD in the county having the highest rate of infections. It rose from approximately 2,650 infections at a rate of nearly 560 in 2015 to about 2,690 at a rate of 572.1 by 2017.
Onondaga County Department of Health has put in place various strategies to lower the rate of HIV/STI infections in the county. Some of the measures that target both HIV patients as well as individuals at risk of getting infected include access to PrEP and PEP services, increase in the number of STD clinics, and partnering with schools to provide sexual health education to teenagers.
You may easily find free STD testing clinics in Lysander town, but prescriptions for aftercare might not be available if you test positive, and most of the medical centers may not provide multiple methods of payments.
WellNow Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood – Syracuse Health Center are some of the clinics in the town you may consider for sexual health services, and if you prefer to be served by appointment, then you may opt for Radisson Health Center or Community General Hospital.