Each year, the CDC ranks the 70 New York counties (and NYC boroughs) with the most STDs. While the other four NYC boroughs top the list, Staten Island does not appear at all, indicating that its citizens’ sexual health is better than in many places in New York.
The HIV rate has been going down, and in 2017 it was 9.8 per 100K people. However, many people with HIV and AIDS died on Staten Island between 2013 and 2017. In general, Staten Island does not have any high-morbidity areas, but the Port Richmond area has the highest rates of bacterial STDs.
There are several clinics on Staten Island, including a few charitable organizations that provide free STD testing, but not for all STDs. The Pride Center of Staten Island on Victory Blvd provides confidential and rapid HIV testing.
Community Health Action of Staten Island also provides HIV and hep C testing, and you can find them on Bay St. Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care provides STD screenings at several locations.