Risky sexual behaviors have cause a statewide increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases in Bergenfield as well as other region in New Jersey. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the dominant STDs in the United States.
CDC STD Surveillance report of 2016 shows a notable increase in infection rates. Syphilis has made the state to be ranked 32nd after shooting up from 2.6 to 4.2 per 100,000 people. Gonorrhea infection rate was at 80.9 ranking 38th while chlamydia ranked 43rd with a rate of 350.6 per 100,000 people. The female infection rates were twice as much as that of males.
There was a decrease among young adults and teenagers who ever had sex. The 9th graders exposure dropped from 34% in 2005 to 24% in 2015 while 10th graders decreased from 42.8% to 35.7 % within the same period.
New Jersey Sates Health Department has STD prevention projects that are geared towards mass education and public awareness. They also frequently carry out campaigns to encourage people to get screened and tested.
There are many public health facilities that offer a range of STD screening and testing services from STD tests to comprehensive blood tests. They include; Bergen County Department of Health Services Counselling Center in Hackensack, Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative Center on 75 Essex Street and the NHCAC Health Center on E. Salem St 25.
Some nearby clinics may offer free STD testing and screening services in Bergenfield. Unfortunately, you might be charged to a see a doctor and sometimes the doctors may be unavailable on site or on phone. Moreover, you may encounter difficulties of accessing your test results on time.