Deep in Weird New Jersey exists the town of Clifton. Home of the “Gates of Hell!” An old disused sewerage system that brave urban explorers can spelunk at their leisure. But for all its charming idiosyncrasies, Clifton is practically angelic compared to the surrounding Greater New York Metro Area, in at least one very crucial subject. Sexually transmitted disease and infection (STDs/STIs) transmission rates.
Compared to New York’s 827 new infectious STD/STI cases per 100,000 residents, Cliftons 344 seems paltry.
It’s up from previous years, but at a rate lower than the state and national averages. Doctors credit programs aimed at education, open communication between partners, and regular screenings for helping stem the tide of STDs that surges all around. Even as The Garden States 11th largest municipality.
Options in prevention, detection, and treatment for the people of Clifton are abundant, which might explain why The City that Cares lives up to its moniker. With Quest Diagnostics Clifton on Allwood road, The Laboratory Patient Service Center on (one on Clifton, one on Broad), ImmediCenter on Broad street, and many more all in or around the Highway 21/3/46 Loop. Wherever you are, you have affordable testing options near you.
Free or cheap screening may be available at some clinics. Particularly around April, which is sexually transmitted disease awareness month. Locations often offer same day testing and can provide results in as little as 1-2 days. College students at American Institute on Main avenue may have free or affordable testing opportunities. Check out your campus calendar for more info.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Clifton clinics with our easy-to-read chart.