Sexually transmitted diseases in Uniondale, NY has increased by over 55% since 2016. High numbers of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia new cases continue to be reported annually. HIV transmission is high among the young people 30 years and below.
Going by the New York State Sexually Transmitted Infections Surveillance Report of 2017, the state was ranked 9th, 21st, 6th and 28th for chlamydia, gonorrhea, primary & secondary syphilis and congenital syphilis respectively. There were 116,843 cases of chlamydia up by 7% and 34,111 cases of gonorrhea up by 17%. Syphilis declined with 10% with most diagnosis from men 86% in MSM community.
The New York Department of Health notes that there has been system failure in treatment on partners of those who test positive for any STD. the authorities are now running partner services statewide where one is given a prescription or dosage for their partner as well.
Increased STDs statistics from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has largely been attributed to education efforts at community level and revised reporting structures for any confirmed STI or STD by healthcare providers.
The burden of STDs is half solve at the screening and testing centers. Public facilities that offer STD testing operational in the area has been encouraging people to regularly get screened, treated and educated on prevention. Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley Incorporated and Putnam County Department of Health are some of the centers you can consider among many others.
Sponsored local clinics on the other hand may offer free STD testing services. This comes, however, with hurdles of delayed result, long waiting hours and overstretched health services due to high demand.