Ossining town has reported dramatic increases in sexually transmitted diseases and infections. In 2017, New York got into the wrong STD listing nationally at position nine.
The STD Annual report indicates that there were 116,814 cases of chlamydia at an infection rate of 591.6 per 100,000 people. Gonorrhea the second most infectious disease had 34,099 documented cases at the rate of 172.7 per 100,000 people. Syphilis has an incident rate of 11.9 with 2,355 cases; congenital syphilis continues to hit a snug as more cases are reported each year.
There has been a decline in the number of teenagers who have sex by 10th grade; in 2005 39.1% were sexually active compared to only 22.7% in 2015. However, most averagely have sex by the age of 17 which makes adolescent a high risk population.
New York City Health Department has been receiving federal funding through CDC aimed at STD prevention and control programs. Initiatives that are youth friendly, confidential yet easy to monitor and effective has been rolled out.
Comprehensive STD testing and treatment is available for all within the town. Some public facilities you can visit include the Ossining Community Center on 95 Broadway, Ossining Prescription Center on 162 Croton Avenue and Open Door Family Medical Center on 10562 Street. They pride in qualified health personnel, equipment and tools capacity, and acumen in treatment.
There are nearby local medical centers in Ossining town which might offer free STD testing or at a lower cost. However, you may have to wait for long hours to be attended since the clinics are crowded and you may not be able to seek doctors’ consultation services. Additionally, the tests may not cover all STDs testing and the results might take up to two weeks.