Decline STD Cases in New York Due to COVID-19

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Decline STD Cases in New York Due to COVID-19

The social distancing measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 appear to have slowed the rate of STD infections, as well.

In New York City, the rate of confirmed STDs has plummeted by a staggering 80% since April 12.  “That’s what socially distancing will do,” said Dr. Kris Bungay, an internist with Gotham Medical Group in the West Village.

However, there is another side to these statistics. Due to social distancing, only one of the eight sexual health clinics in the area are open for in-person consults; all other appointments are via telehealth. Health officials estimate that New Yorkers are postponing STD and HIV testing—either from fear of COVID-19 or from poor testing accessibility. The following video shows how health officials are designated to track COVID-19 cases:

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