What are the STI test options in Shirley,NY?
There was a drop in the number of HIV infections in Shirley, Hamlet-Suuflock County, from 2,997 at a prevalence rate of 237 in 2013 to 2,956 at a rate of 233 in 2018.
A reduction in Syphilis infections was noted over the past 3 years with the infections decreasing from 161 at a rate of 11.6 in 2015 to 151 at a rate of 10.9 in 2017.
Gonorrhea infections in Suffolk County rose from 662 at a rate of 47.2 in 205 to reach a high of 760 at a rate of 55.4 in 2017.
An escalation of Chlamydia infections was indicated in the health reports with the number rising from 1,527 at a rate of 216.6 to 4,917 at a rate of 352.2 in 2017.
Teenagers were found to be vulnerable to HIV/STD infections, leading to the development of the Suffolk County DOH school-based initiative that’s intended to deliver STD/HIV prevention mechanisms to the middle and high-school youth who have been identified to engage in high-risk behaviors.
Residents seeking HIV/STD testing, screening, and treatment can visit the Mather Hospital or the CityMD Shirley Urgent Care.
Those seeking alternatives may opt for the Long Island, Planned Parenthood – Patchogue Health Center or the Long Island Community Hospital.
Free STD testing may be available during the outreach activities or events conducted by the health care providers. You may, however, wait for a long time due to the high demand for the services. Confidentiality may also be an issue because of the public nature of such events.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.