According to Suffolk County Health Department reports, HIV cases in Patchogue, NY,
rose from a rate of 2,898 per 100,000 in 2016 to a rate of 3,067 per 100,000 in 2020.
There was a slight decrease in Early Syphilis infections from 161 at a rate of 11.6 in 2015 to 151 at a rate of 10.9 in 2017.
At the end of 2017, the total Primary and Secondary Syphilis infections were 59 at a rate of 4.2 in 2017. The cases were more prevalent among males aged 25 to 29 years, reporting 539 diagnoses at a rate of 71.6.
Meanwhile, Gonorrhea infections declined from 662 at a rate of 47.2 in 2015 to 573 at a rate of 41.7 in 2016. But at the end of 2017, the cases shot to 760 at a rate of 55.4 in 2017.
Chlamydia infections were predominant in the county, and in 2017, the cases had reached a high of 4,917 at a rate of 352.2. The cases were rampant among females aged 20 to 24 years who reported 3,646.2 than the 1,937.5 cases in the male population.
Suffolk County has come up with an Expanded Syringe Access program to prevent the transmission of STD/HIV infections when people inject drugs. It also offers HIV/STD screening and counseling services to risky groups, including MSMs, heterosexual, and commercial sex workers. More clinics have been established to provide HIV/STD free screening services to individuals aged 20 to 24 years who are vulnerable to HIV/STI infections.
Planned Parenthood – Patchogue Health Center, Patchogue Urgent Care, PC, Caremed Primary and Urgent Care PC, and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital are some of the medical centers in Patchogue, NY, where residents may access HIV/STD services.
Although you may receive free STD testing in some medical centers in Patchogue, NY, Still, results may be received in 1 or 2 weeks, and hours and days of operation vary.