Nassau County hosts New Cassel as its census-designated place and hamlet and has experienced variating STD infection rates and numbers over the past few years.
HIV recorded 89 new infections in 2017, which later diminished to 79 positive diagnoses in 2018.
Chlamydia incidents were the highest of the two years. They showcased a surge, with 4,561 cases occurring at a rate of 364.6 per 100,000 people in 2017 and 4,784 positive diagnoses at 381.6 per 100,000 individuals in 2018.
Primary and Secondary Syphilis dropped from 70 new infections with a prevalence of 5.7 per 100,000 population in 2017 to 66 incidents in 2018, occurring at a rate of 5.3 per 100,000 individuals.
Early Syphilis cases, on the other hand, increased from 168 new incidents in 2017, prevailing at a rate of 13.5 per 100,000 residents, to 180 positive diagnoses in 2018 with an incidence rate of 14.1 per 100,000 individuals.
Gonorrhea exhibited a spiral in cases from 717 new infections in 2017, occurring at a rate of 57.7 to 752 incidents happening at a rate of 60.4 per 100,000 persons in 2018.
Nassau County Health Department protects the sexual health of residents through its multiple programs and STD health centers. Some of the services available at these facilities include partner notification and STD testing, treatment, and counseling. PLWHA can receive medication and housing assistance courtesy of the Ryan White Program.
Statcare Urgent and Walk-in Medical Care, MinuteClinic – Syosset, Planned Parenthood Nassau County, and Nassau County Department of Health are some STD screening and treatment facilities you may find in Niceville.
Some of the inconveniences linked to free STD testing facilities include lack of doctors’ consultation, and walk-ins may not be an option.