In 2017, Westchester County, home to Mamaroneck, NY, recorded 117 new HIV diagnoses. The numbers cut back to 79 cases the following year. The number of new AIDS diagnoses was 55 in 2017 and diminished to 41 in 2018.
The county statistics recorded 3,812 chlamydia cases at a prevalence rate of 427.9 in 2017. The count increased to 3,925 at a prevalence rate of 440.3 in the following year. Chlamydia has recorded the highest case count in comparison to other STDs.
In 2017, Gonorrhea infections were 672 occurring at a rate of 76.8 in every 100,000 people. The figure later increased to 765 at a prevalence rate of 86.9 in 2018.
Early syphilis infections were 142 at a rate of 15.8 per 100,000 persons in 2017. They dropped to 130 cases at a rate of 14.2 for every 100,000 individuals in the following year.
Primary and secondary syphilis cases were 84 at a prevalence rate of 9.2 in 2017. The count dwindled to 69 at a rate of 7.4 in every 100,000 population in 2018.
Late and late latent syphilis statistics were 136 infections at a prevalence rate of 13.5 in 2017. They lessened in 2018 to 100 cases at a rate of 10.5 for every 100,000 individuals.
Westchester County Department of Health has an LGBTQ Sexual Health Program that offers affordable HIV and STD testing services to the LGBTQ community. It aims at creating STD awareness to reduce social stigma. The program also provides PrEP and PEP medication to persons at high risk of contracting HIV.
The Oval Center at Montefiore and Planned Parenthood – White Plains Health Center are some of the medical centers providing STD and HIV testing services. Other options are Open Door Family Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Center for Special Studies.
Some facilities may offer free STD testing services, although services and payment for charged treatment may be dependent on income and welfare eligibility. Also, multiple payment methods might not be available to cater to treatment bills.