Syosset is a hamlet and census-designated place in Nassau County. In the county, there was an increase in the HIV prevalence rates from 2873 per 100,000 individuals in 2015 to 3028 per 100,000 persons in 2017. This has been followed by a slight decrease in HIV diagnosis from 2018 to 2020, with reported rates of 2950 to 2930 per 100,000 persons, respectively.
Chlamydia infections have increased from a rate of 364.6 per 100,000 in 2017 to 381.6 per 100,000 in 2018, with most infections occurring in females aged 15 to 24 years.
Also, the rate of Gonorrhea infections has slightly increased from 57.7 per 100,000 individuals recorded in 2017 to 60.4 per 100,000 persons in 2018.
The rate of Syphilis infections increased from 13.5 to 14.1 per 100,000 persons in 2017 and 2018, respectively, the majority of which were non-Hispanic black males.
The Nassau County Department of Health has organized various public health outreach events where residents of Syosset can access HIV/STD testing services and training on preventive measures. It also partners with healthcare providers to increase accessibility and affordability of screening services to individuals and groups at high risk of contracting HIV/STDs, including members of the LGBTQ community.
Several medical facilities in the Syosset area offer HIV/STD testing. Some of the clinics include Planned Parenthood – Huntington Health Center, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, and the Syosset Hospital.
You could visit some medical clinics to access free STD testing, but walk-in options might not be available, and hours and availability might not be consistent.