Located in Nassau County, Port Washington, NY, had an HIV prevalence of 3,028 in 2017 at a rate of 264, which slightly reduced to 2,950 at a rate of 256 in 2018.
Chlamydia was also prevalent in Port Washington, reporting 4,561 cases in 2017 at a rate of 363.2, which increased to 4,784 at a rate of 381.6 in 2018. The infections were alarming among the female population, with 2,988 females diagnosed with Chlamydia at a rate of 483 compared to 1,796 men at a rate of 284.6.
Early Syphilis infections were at 164 at a rate of 13.2 in 2017, while those diagnosed in 2018 were 280 at a rate of 14.1. Primary and Secondary Syphilis infections were also reported; 62 men were diagnosed with the disease at a rate of 9.9 compared to 4 women at the rate of 0.6 in 2018.
Gonorrhea infections were 76 at a rate of 55.3 in 2017, and by the end of 2018, they had increased to 786 at a rate of 56.4.
Nassau County Health Department works towards reducing the transmission of HIV/STD infections by providing confidential screening in most of its testing centers. Its Partner Services staff deliver field-delivered medications to persons diagnosed with STD/HIV infections but do not return for treatment.
You need to know your sexual health condition. Port Washington, NY, has some medical centers providing free Std testing. However, results might not be immediate, and you may also be required to schedule a private appointment as a walk-in option might not exist.
You may consider visiting Planned Parenthood- White Plains Health Center Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, North Shore University Hospital, and NYU Langone Great Lake Medical for all-inclusive sexual health services.