What are the STI test options in Utica,NY?
There were 964 persons with HIV infections as of December 2017 in Oneida County, home to Utica City. This was a reduction in HIV infections compared to the year 2007 when 1,674 infections were reported.
There were, however, low Syphilis infections in the year 2017; 17 cases at a rate of 6.9 per 100,000 persons in the population were reported while in 2013, only 5 cases were reported.
In 2015, there were 102 Gonorrhoea infections at a rate of 46.8 and in 2017 the number had risen to 162 cases at a rate of 76.4 per 100,000 persons in the population. In 2017, Gonorrhea infections were rampant in the male population at a rate of 74.8 per 100,00 persons.
The number of Chlamydia infections reported each year has been increasing since 2013 with the highest infections reported among women. The overall rate of Chlamydia infections increased from 804 cases reported in 2015 at a rate of 364.3 to 841 cases reported in 2017 at a rate of 385.6.
The Oneida County Department of Health has adopted long term strategies for HIV/STI prevention. These strategies include advocating for a comprehensive sexual health approach that maximizes HIV prevention efforts while generally focusing on the characteristics of sexual health and well-being.
The following are some of the health care facilities in Utica City where you may have your sexual health checked; St. Luke’s Campus – Mohawk Valley Health System, Oneida County Health Department, and Planned Parenthood – Utica Health Center.
Fortunately, free testing, screening, and treatment may not be available in some of the medical centers. If they are, however, then you might be required to pay a doctor’s consultancy fee in some cases or pass some strict income qualification assessment.