York County’s STD rates tend to be lower than the state and national rates, but health officials want them to go down further. In 2014, York’s rate of HIV diagnosis was 6.35 per 100K people, but health officials suspect that many more people who are infected have not been tested and diagnosed. They stress that all sexually active people must be tested regularly for STDs, especially since many STDs are asymptomatic in the early stages, when they are easiest to treat.
A serious issue is that about two-thirds of chlamydia cases in York County are people 24 years old and under, indicating that sex education is lacking. Gonorrhea went down between 2014 and 2015, from 140 to 101 cases.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in York. You may find free STD testing for HIV only at the city level, but there may be a wait. Planned Parenthood, on Beaver St, tests for STIs and treats all except HIV at a low cost that depends on your income. The Women’s Institute for Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgery, on 6th St, screens for and treats STIs.