According to CDC statistics, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea were the two most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases in Westchester County, where Yorktown is located. Syphilis came in at a distant third, and HIV was fourth.
In 2017, Chlamydia cases reported stood at 3,812. Women accounted for 2,532 of the cases while men accounted for 1280 cases. Females aged 15-24 were the highest affected with 1706 diagnoses.
In the same year, 672 Gonorrhea cases were diagnosed, 453 of this were male, while 219 cases were women. This was an upsurge from 2016’s 499 cases. There were also 84 cases of Primary and Secondary Syphilis, 58 cases of early Latent Syphilis and 136 cases of Late Latent Syphilis cases.
In the year 2017, 119 HIV cases were reported, an increase from 99 cases in 2016. Out of this, 87 were female, and the remaining 32 were male. The age group profoundly affected was aged 13-24, which recorded 33 cases, followed by age group 24-34 reporting 30 cases.
“Over the years there has been a sharp increase in the numbers of sexually transmitted diseases in Westchester County. HIV and STDs are inextricably linked and without combatting both, we won’t end HIV” David C Harvey Coalition of STD Directors
STD testing centers are numerous within Yorktown, New York. They include AFC Urgent Care, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care, Family Medicine NYC, Planned Parenthood Clinic in White Plains, and Westchester County Department of Health, White Plains district.
Some of the public clinics in Yorktown may offer free STD testing, but long wait times and the fact that doctor consultation might not be available make them a bit unreliable.