Rye is a coastal, suburban city in Westchester County. The county’s rate of new HIV infections rose from 3,299 per 100,000 population in 2018 to 3,642 cases in every group of 100,000 persons in 2020.
However, its public health officials noted that the number of new Syphilis infections had dropped between 2017 and 2018. In 2017, there were 142 new infections recorded at 15.8 per 100,000 residents, whereas in 2019, 130 new cases were occurring at a rate of 14.2 in every cluster of 100,000 subjects.
STD surveillance data collected in 2017 showed that 672 Gonorrhea cases prevailed at 76.8 in every group of 100,000 residents, while records dated 2018 indicated an increase to 765 new infections at a rate of 86.9 in every population of 100,000.
The number of new Chlamydia infections escalated between 2017 and 2018, whereby the former year had 3,812 new infections while 2018 saw 3,925 recorded cases. The infection rate was 427.9 per 100,000 persons in 2017 and 440.3 in every group of 100,000 individuals in 2018.
Based on the upward trend of HIV/STDs in the county, its health officials have been steadfast in preventing further infections with the help of the state-funded Ending the AIDS Epidemic initiative. As a member of the program’s steering committee, the Westchester County Department of Health Services has increased access to PrEP and PEP medications. It also coordinates community outreach programs to encourage locals and their partners to get tested.
Some of the clinics offering affordable STD/HIV services include the Planned Parenthood – New Rochelle Health Center, Westchester County Health Department, Central Harlem Sexual Health Clinic, and Westmed Urgent Care | White Plains.
You may receive free STD testing, but you may need to wait in line for a long time. Also, some of the clinics may have inconvenient opening hours.