In 2017, Niagara County, home to the town Wheatfield, reported seven HIV cases and one AIDS infection. The reported cases in 2018 were seven HIV infections, recording a stagnant trend, and four AIDS cases, showing a rise in the numbers.
In 2018, Gonorrhea infections were 304 at a prevalence rate of 161.0, which was a decrease from the previous year that recorded 409 cases at a rate of 215.4 in every 100,000 persons.
Chlamydia infections were 1,013 at a rate of 531.0 in 2017. The numbers dwindled to 994 cases at a prevalence rate of 534.8 in the following year.
Early syphilis infections were eight cases at a rate of 4.2 per 100,000 individuals in 2017, which slightly lessened to six at a prevalence rate of 3.0 in 2018.
In 2017, primary and secondary syphilis cases were four at a rate of 2.3 per 100,000 people. The county recorded a count of four at a rate of 1.9 in 2018.
The New York State HIV Quality of Care Program monitors the quality of support services and medical care that people living with HIV in New York State receive.
It also focuses on ending the HIV pandemic through counseling, testing, and viral load suppression. The program strives to improve the care and treatment that persons with hepatitis C and STIs get.
Planned Parenthood – North Tonawanda Office Health Center, Evergreen Health, Erie County Sexual Health Clinic, and Community Health Center Of Niagara are some of the facilities locals may go to for STD/HIV testing services.
Free STD testing services can be available, albeit during inconvenient hours. Additionally, bookable appointments might not be an option, and test results might not be immediate.