Rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been rising in Plattsburgh, NY, as revealed by the Clinton County Health Department. According to a CDC’s STD surveillance report in New York State, Plattsburgh had 17 cases of primary & secondary syphilis, and 7 of early latent syphilis in 2017.
Other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that were reported in the city that year, as per the report, were gonorrhea which had six incidences and chlamydia whose reported cases were 76. No cases of late or late latent syphilis were recorded in Plattsburgh in 2017.
The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps disclosed that Clinton County has an HIV prevalence rate of 393 in 2010. In the same year, 280 individuals were diagnosed with STDs.
The Clinton County Health Department, in partnership with the local health department of Plattsburgh, has been fighting to eradicate cases of STDs in the region. Through several programs spearheaded by the two departments, residents can get tested for any STD, access treatment services should they test positive and receive counseling
To get an STD/HIV test, you can also visit other medical facilities within Plattsburgh. They include the Planned Parenthood – Plattsburgh Clinic, and Hudson Headwaters Health Network Champlain Family Health,
Although some healthy clinics may be providing free STD testing services to the residents of Plattsburgh, NY, they might not be the best for you. This is because the tests may not be comprehensive, and they may be offered at inconvenient days and hours. Also, healthcare professionals might not be available on-site or the phone.