According to the Herkimer County’s health data, HIV prevalence among people aged 13 years and older in Herkimer County, where Salisbury city is located, was 46 per 100,000 persons in 2014 and rose to 55 per 100,000 individuals in 2016.
The county experienced a variation of Early Syphilis cases over the past years. The infections increased from 1 at a rate of 1.0 in 2015 to 2.0 at a rate of 3.4 in 2016 but dropped to 1 at a rate of 1.0 in 2017.
Meanwhile, Gonorrhoea fluctuated over the years. In 2015, 17 cases were reported at a rate of 29.5, which rose to 22 at a rate of 40.8 in 2016 and declined to 15 at a rate of 27.3 in 2017.
Chlamydia diagnoses decreased from 151 cases at a rate of 277.1 in 2015 to 124 at the rate of 227.1 in 2017.
The Herkimer County Department of Health offers evidence-based sexual health education to lower STD/HIV infections, which are more prevalent among teenagers and young adults. The county’s Disease Intervention Specialists conducts surveillance and case investigations to inform persons affected by STI/HIV on the causes and spread of such diseases. They also assist medical providers in locating infected individuals who do not return for medication.
Some of the health care centres in Salisbury, NY, where residents can check their sexual health include Planned Parenthood – Johnstown Health Center, the Herkimer County Public Health, and St. Mary’s Urgent Care – St. Johnsville. Other health centres they may consider include Fulton County Public Health and Primary Urgent Care in Herkimer.
You may be lucky to access free STD Testing in the city clinics, but there is no guarantee of privacy due to the public nature of these tests, and doctors might not be available for consultation.