North Babylon is a hamlet and census-designated place on Long Island in Suffolk County. There was a slight increase in HIV prevalence rates in Suffolk County from 2015 to 2020. The rate in 2015 was 2,840 per 100,000 persons that increased to 3,067 per 100,000 individuals in 2,020.
In Suffolk County, the rate of Chlamydia infections increased from 352.2 per 100,000 in 2017 to 368.4 per 100,000 persons in 2018.
There was also an increase in Gonorrhea infections from 55.4 per 100,000 persons in 2017 to 56.4 per 100,000 individuals in 2018.
Early Syphilis rates in the county decreased from 10.9 per 100,000 in 2017 to 10.5 per 100,000 individuals in 2018. The rate of Syphilis infections was reported to be higher in men who have sex with other men.
To mitigate the spread of HIV/STDs, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has championed for clinical health service providers to increase sexual health training and awareness in the community. It has also increased HIV/STD testing among men who have sex with other men and commercial sex workers.
Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, Planned Parenthood – West Islip Health Center, and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center are some of the medical facilities that offer STD/HIV testing services.
Clients in the North Babylon area have access to free STD/HIV testing, but hours and availability in some clinics might not be consistent, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available if they’ve tested positive.