Avenel is a census-designated place located within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County. There have been fluctuations in the HIV prevalence rates, with an increase from 1,966 per 100,000 persons in both 2014 and 2015 to 2,121 in 2017, followed by a decrease to 1,997 per 100,000 individuals in 2019.
According to the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data, Chlamydia infections in Woodbridge Township have increased progressively from 190 cases in 2014 to 262 in 2019.
The township also experienced an upward surge in the number of individuals diagnosed with Gonorrhea infections, with cases doubling from 18 in 2014 to 45 in 2019.
There were no reported cases of Syphilis infections in the township in both 2014 and 2015. In 2016, there was an escalation in total Syphilis cases to 11, which remained constant through to 2019.
Woodbridge Health Department provides confidential HIV/STD screening, diagnosis, counseling, and treatment for residents in the township, including the Avenel census-designated place. It partners with local clinics to prevent further spread of infections among the public, including underserved communities. By collaborating with the New Jersey Department of Health, it provides safe sex supplies to teens, men who have sex with other men, commercial sex workers, and is committed to reducing transmissions among injection drug users.
Planned Parenthood – Perth Amboy Health Center, Bayonne medical care, NJ MedCare, Elizabeth, NJ, and East Orange General Hospital are some medical facilities that offer STD/HIV testing services.
You could also visit local clinics to access free STD testing; however, people will know why you’re there, and some tests are free, not comprehensive.