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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Understanding the Impact and Taking Action

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Understanding the Impact and Taking Action


The New York State Department of Health’s recent release of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) surveillance data underscores the importance of raising awareness and implementing targeted interventions to combat the spread of these infections. As we observe STI Awareness Week, it’s crucial to understand the key findings and recommendations highlighted in the report.

Key Issues

There’s been an increase in congenital syphilis cases both nationally and in New York State. Moreover, chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnoses are on the rise, with chlamydia remaining the most reported STI in New York State.

The Need for Action

To tackle these challenges, the Department emphasizes proactive sexual health practices. This includes regular screenings, open communication with sexual partners, and vaccination for preventable STIs like HPV. Consequently, taking these steps can significantly reduce the spread of infections.

Our Commitment

At Urban Wellness Physicians, we’re dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of our community. We offer rapid and confidential testing for STIs at our clinic, providing individuals with the resources they need to protect themselves and their partners. Furthermore, our team ensures compassionate care and support throughout the testing and treatment process.

Rapid and Confidential Testing & Onsite Treatment

Our clinic offers rapid and confidential testing for various STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea (within 30 minutes), and syphilis (within 24 hours). Our experienced healthcare professionals ensure discreet testing and prompt delivery of results, empowering individuals to take proactive steps to safeguard their health. Additionally, onsite treatment is available, offering a trusted solution for our patients and ensuring comprehensive care under one roof.

Our Services

In addition to testing, our clinic provides Partner Services, a confidential program assisting individuals diagnosed with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and their partners. This program helps access testing, treatment, and other services at our clinic, playing a crucial role in improving health outcomes and reducing transmission risk within our community. Therefore, individuals can rely on us for comprehensive support and care throughout their journey to better health.


As we strive to combat the spread of STIs and promote sexual health, it’s essential for all individuals to prioritize their sexual health and seek care from healthcare providers if they suspect exposure to an STI. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing the spread of STIs and reducing their impact on individuals and communities.

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