Being the largest city in Cattaraugus County, Olean, NY, reported 88 new HIV infections at a rate of 135 in 2020, a significant decline from the 98 cases in 2017 at a rate of 148.
The county had 280 Chlamydia incidences in 2015 but declined to 211 in 2017. The infections were most pervasive among women.
The bacterial and infectious Gonorrhea was also prevalent in the city with 67 new cases reported in 2016 at a rate of 97.4, which reduced to 46 cases in 2017 at a rate of 70.1.
Late Latent Syphilis, which is life-threatening with severe health complications, had two cases at a rate of 2.2 in 2017. There were no reported Early Syphilis incidences in 2017, which was a decrease from the three cases in 2015 at a rate of 3.9.
Cattaraugus County Health Department utilizes a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to prevent infectious diseases such as STDs by offering vaccines and preventative education for the county’s vulnerable population. It also works with organizations and coalitions to promote national STI/STD campaigns and corresponding links on social media outlets.
In case you experience pain or burning urination, going to a local health department for free STD testing to know your sexual health status is vital. Still, if the results turn out positive, there might be no treatment or prescriptions for care. Also, doctor consultation might not be available.
Planned Parenthood – Hornell Health Center, WellNow Urgent Care, Olean General Hospital, and UPC Olean are some hospitals you can access for comprehensive sexual health services.