Nassau County, in which Roosevelt is located, has shown variations in the occurrence of STDs. There was a decrease in new HIV case counts, from 89 in 2017 to 79 in 2018.
Chlamydia infections recorded the highest numbers over the years. In 2018, the cases amounted to 4784 with a prevalence rate of 381.6, a slight increase from the preceding year’s infections that recorded 4561 new infections at a rate of 364.6.
Gonorrhea incidents had a slight surge from 717 new cases at a prevalence rate of 57.7 in 2017 to 752 at an occurrence rate of 60.4 in the following year.
Early Syphilis had a gradual increase from 168 new diagnoses in 2017 to 180 new cases in 2018. On the other hand, Primary and Secondary Syphilis infections had a steady downward surge from 70 incidents in 2017 to 66 in 2018.
Nassau County Health Department has incentives and programs in place that help in delivering medical care and support services to people diagnosed or living with STDs. The food pantry programs provide meals to individuals with constricted upkeep budgets.
STD positive persons can easily access medical facilities for treatment courtesy of the transportation programs. Additionally, the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Program contributes to the prevention of an upsurge in the rates of STD infections through the provision of services such as preventative therapy, testing, and management.
Some STD testing options you may look at include Roosevelt Family Health Center, Kings County Hospital Center STD Clinic, and Planned Parenthood Nassau County.
Various clinics may offer free STD testing, but individuals seeking these services might experience long waiting times, inconsistent hours, or the unavailability of doctors.