The New York State Department reports that gonorrhea diagnoses increased by 40% from 2019 to 2020 in New York State counties outside of New York City. This includes regions PPCWNY serves.
In Erie County, gonorrhea rates rose 56% from 2019 to 2020, and in Monroe County they rose 77%. Niagara Country gonorrhea rates rose 49% from 2019 to 2020, and in Onondaga County they rose 35%.
Learn more about STDs – including gonorrhea – how to practice safer sex, and how to get tested below.