What are the STI test options in Poughkeepsie,NY?
Whether you are gazing at the Catskill Mountains in the distance or the Hudson River over the side of Walkway Over the Hudson, you are in Poughkeepsie, NY. This picturesque community is currently in the midst of a rampant upswing in STD prevalence rates while conversely, their HIV rates plummet.
In fact, while STD rates for the area grew by 25% between 2014 and 2018, the HIV prevalence rates during that period saw a decrease of more than 18%. Moreover, in the first half of 2019, the area realized a 35% growth in its prevalence rate over that of 2018.
This is contrary to the state as a whole which experienced a decrease in its STD prevalence rate. While this was less than 1%, it was still a decrease and indicates that the problem is localized rather than statewide at this point.
Poughkeepsie and all of Dutchess County has an STD problem that is rapidly spinning out of control. Information is the first step to stopping it and testing is the first step in being informed.
Those in the Poughkeepsie are who wish to get screened for HIV and STDs have a number of excellent options. This includes the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health main office on North Hamilton Street.
Planned Parenthood of the Hudson Valley also has several offices convenient to Poughkeepsie. This includes the one in town on Noxon Street, Poughkeepsie Health Center, as well as Newburg Health Center only 15 miles away in Newburg.
Hudson Valley Community Services Inc. has a Dutchess county office on Garden Street. This location might be able to provide testing as well.
Many clinics offer free STD testing. Keep in mind that these services may be offered at inconvenient times, might not allow for appointments or walk-ins, and could require an extra fee to consult the doctor.
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