Rotterdam, NY is a town in Schenectady County where STD cases are rising. A Department of Health report found that there were 22 diagnoses of syphilis in 2017 at a rate of 13.5 per 100,000 of the population in the county. It also found that there were 321 cases of gonorrhea at a rate of 218.7 per 100,000 of the population and 875 diagnoses of chlamydia at a rate of 596.6 per 100,000 of the population.
A state health department advisory warned in 2018 that primary and secondary syphilis had risen by 76% between 2015 and 2016 in the Capital region and for three major diseases – syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV – cases had increased more rapidly between 2015 and 2016 than any other region in New York state with Schenectady county among those worst affected.
“Schenectady County is causing especial concern as new HIV diagnoses doubled between 2015 and 2016 and initial virus data for 2017 continued to indicate growth in the numbers of cases in Schenectady.”
If you’re looking for STD testing in Rotterdam, NY you can go to Planned Parenthood in Schenectady, NY on 1040 State St. You can also try urgent care clinics Community Care Physicians or Albany Med EmUrgent Care, nearby.
STD testing services are also available at Schenectady County’s Hometown Health Center, which has an HIV program as well.
Free STD testing may be available if you can prove income status but there may be coverage requirements as well. There may also be long wait times.