In an era where the STD rates have hit a record high in the US, Penfield a town in Monroe County, has not been left behind, unfortunately. In 2016 the statistics, as reported by the New York State Department of Health, show that Monroe County had the second highest rates of Chlamydia infections in New York.
CDC data shows a decrease in Gonorrhea rates by 11%, 9% increase in Chlamydia rates and a 191% spike in Syphilis cases from 34 cases to 99 cases in 2016.
In 2017 Chlamydia recorded 4,988 diagnoses at a rate of 660.8 while Gonorrhea had 1,891 diagnoses at a rate of 256.9. Early Syphilis recorded 100 diagnoses at a rate of 14 per 100000.
“We are working as hard as we can to treat and to prevent the spread of STDs in Monroe County. Untreated Gonorrhea and Chlamydia may make it more difficult for women to get pregnant down the road” Dr Michael Mendoza, Commissioner of Public Health for Monroe County.
There are numerous STD testing locations in Penfield, NY. A number of them may offer free STD testing though a walk-in option might not exist. You might also have to wait for a few days for the test results.
You can visit, The Jordan Health at Community place, 145 Parsells Ave, which offers Chlamydia Test, Gonorrhea Test, Syphilis Test as well as HIV Test.
You can also choose Rochester Regional Health, Genesee Internal Medicine – Alexander and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Incorporated Rochester Health Centre, 114 University Ave.