At the end of 2017, there were 517 people living in Elizabeth with HIV and 633 with AIDS, and 51 infected people died that year.
In 2016, Elizabeth ranked #6 in New Jersey for primary and secondary syphilis and there were 23 cases of early latent syphilis. Health officials recommend regular testing for all sexually active individuals, particularly pregnant women and MSM, as well as expedited partner therapy.
Take advantage of free STD testing events when they come around, especially during campaigns and STD Awareness Month.
Elizabeth was not present on a list of the New Jersey cities with the 50 highest STD rates (2016), so you are not doing too badly. But since STIs are mostly preventable, any number is too high.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Elizabeth, and more in the surrounding area. Trinitas Hospital EIP Clinic and Planned Parenthood are both centrally located, on Livingston St and Elizabeth Ave. The latter tests for all STIs and treats all of them except for HIV, all on a sliding fee scale.
Family Treatment Center provides testing and treatment for HIV and AIDS, and they can be found on Lyons Ave.