The Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Most people don't believe they are at risk for a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The truth is, in 2016, there were 59 cases of Chlamydia, eight cases of Gonorrhea, and one case of Syphilis treated in Yates County.

One in two sexually active young people will get a STD by the age of twenty-five. The good news is that most STDs are curable and all are treatable. Learn more about STDs, click here.

Talking to Your Healthcare Provider

Are you embarrassed to talk to your healthcare provider about sex? Don't be. He or she has heard it all before. Click here for some strategies to get the conversation started. 

STD Testing for Yates County Residents

If you do not have a healthcare provider, lack health insurance or unable to pay for STD testing and treatment, services are available at low or no cost to you. This service is provided by Penn Yan Community Health in conjunction with Yates County Public Health. 

Appointments for STD testing and treatment can be made by calling Penn Yan Community Health at 315-536-2752.

Penn Yan Community Health is located at:
112 Kimball Avenue
Penn Yan, NY 14527

For more information, visit Penn Yan Community Health.

HIV Testing

HIV testing can be done through your healthcare provider office.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, testing is available at:

Penn Yan Community Health
112 Kimball Avenue
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Trillium Health
Finger Lakes Office           Rochester Office
30 Elm St.                          259 Monroe Avenue
Geneva, NY 14456            Rochester, NY 14607
315-781-6303                    585-545-7200

Planned Parenthood in Canandaigua
15 LaFayette Avenue
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Human Papillomavirus

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC about 14 million new infections occur each year. The HPV virus causes genital warts, cervical cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer. Women between the ages of 21 and 65 should be screened for HPV infection. HPV vaccine is available for both boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 26. Please contact your medical provider for more information or visit, .