The Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology AIDS Institute – New York State Department of Health reported 4 cases of HIV infections in 2018 for Oswego County. The statistics indicated a sudden increase, as there were no reported cases in 2017.
Gonorrhea cases increased slightly from 49 cases at a prevalence rate of 39.5 in 2017 to 52 at a rate of 45.8 for every 100,000 persons in 2018.
The county STD records show that Chlamydia has the highest number of infections in comparison to other STDs. In 2017, 327 cases were recorded at a prevalence rate of 264.3, while 2018 reported a count of 328 at a prevalence rate of 272.9.
Syphilis had the least number of STD infections in the county. In 2017 and 2018, the health department recorded two cases of early and primary and secondary syphilis cases. The numbers hiked to four at a prevalence rate of 3.5 for early syphilis and three at a prevalence rate of 2.6 for primary and secondary syphilis in 2018.
Oswego County Health Department offers free to low-cost STD screening services. It also participates in community outreach programs that create STD awareness and educates the society on prevention methods. The county provides Expedited Partner Therapy Education to individuals whose partners have tested positive.
Oswego County Health Department, The Center for Reproductive Health at Oswego, and Planned Parenthood – Syracuse Health Center are some of the facilities that residents can select to get STD screening.
Some individuals may qualify for free STD testing at certain facilities, but it may entirely depend on income and welfare eligibility. Also, some additional costs might not be upfront.