The county health reports reported 3,299 HIV infections at a rate of 403 per 100,000 in Westchester county in 2018. The infections had moderately increased from 3,806 infections at a rate of 468 per 100,000 individuals in 2017.
Chlamydia had leading infections with 3,812 infections at a rate of 427.9 per 100,000 individuals in 2017. These infections had vaguely increased from 2016 which recorded 3,804 cases at a rate of 427.3 per 100,000 individuals. Female infections were 2,532 at a rate of 567.9 per 100,000 individuals while male cases were 1,280 at a rate of 290.8 per 100,000.
In 2017, Syphilis reported 142 infections at a rate of 15.8 per 100,000. This was a spontaneous rise from 2016 which had 113 infections at a rate of 12.8 per 100,000 people.
Gonorrhea reported 672 cases at a rate of 76.8 per 100,000 individuals in 2017. Female cases were 219 at a rate of 49.4 per 100,000 individuals whereas 453 cases at a rate of 104.7 per 100,000 were for males.
Westchester County Department of Health initiated the LGBTQ Life Westchester to provide treatment and wellness programs for the marginalized group. The main reason behind the program was that LQBTQ community members are at a higher risk of getting STD/HIV.
City residents may access STD testing in hospitals like Westchester County Department of Health and Planned Parenthood –White Plains Health Center. Men’s and Women’s Reproductive Health Clinic is also an alternative you could consider.
Some of the clinics, however, only offer free STD testing to residents who come to test with their partners. Bookable appointments may also not be an option, and you may have to visit the hospital in inconvenient hours.