From 2016 to 2017, HIV occurrences in Suffolk County, the home to Mt Sinai, increased from 2,898 infections at a rate of 230 to 2,999 new infections at a higher rate of 236.
New Chlamydia cases were the highest recording a total of 4,506 new cases in 2016 at a prevailing rate of 320.9 and the number went up to 4,917 positive incidents in 2017 at a prevailing rate of 352.2. There were 3,390 cases of women with Chlamydia compared to the 1,527 cases of men in 2017.
Gonorrhea incidents were 573 in 2016 and happened at a rate of 41.7. This drastically went up to 760 incidents in 2017 at a rate 55.4, an indication that there were increased levels of unprotected sexual activities.
In 2017, the Primary and Secondary Syphilis cases amounted to 59 cases, Early latent Syphilis incidents were 92, and the late latent Syphilis cases were 126.
Suffolk County Health Department partners with local health departments and other community-based organizations to provide free, confidential, and anonymous HIV/STD testing services. The department also sets-up STD /HIV mobile testing units to ensure they reach people in remote regions that wish to know their sexual health condition.
If you show signs and symptoms of an STD, visiting a healthcare facility that offers free STD testing services in Mt Sinai can be of great help healthwise. However, some of the free medical facilities delay delivering test results and they may lack multiple payment methods for chargeable services.
You can opt to walk into Planned Parenthood – Smithtown Health Center, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, Mather Hospital, and St. Charles Hospital while seeking STD services in the Mt Sinai, NY, area.