In Fair Lawn, NJ, there were 71 cases of chlamydia and less than ten cases of any other STD in 2016. One year before, in 2015, there were 57 cases of chlamydia and 13 cases of gonorrhea.
In Bergen County, where Fair Lawn, NJ is located, the state health department curated figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance report, recording 2,027 cases of chlamydia, 310 cases of gonorrhea, 45 cases of early latent syphilis, 22 cases of late latent syphilis, 13 cases of primary syphilis and 20 cases of secondary syphilis.
In 2015, county figures for chlamydia were 1,814 cases, 307 cases of gonorrhea, 28 cases of early latent syphilis, 14 cases of late latent syphilis and 20 cases of secondary syphilis. These show there has been a rise in cases across the board except in the case of secondary syphilis for which numbers have stayed the same.
“A 59 percentage change has been seen between 2012 and 2016 in the rate of STD cases in Bergen County. The CDC said STD cases were at a record high in 2016, a 360 degree turn from ten years ago when infection rates were at a record low.”
Residents of Fair Lawn, NJ may find testing facilities at the Bergen County Department of Health and Human Services Center, or the AIDS Outreach Center in Hackensack, NJ. Faces NY may also facilitate STD and HIV testing, around 17 miles from Fair Lawn, NJ.
There is also a Planned Parenthood at the Hackensack Health Clinic and AM/PM Urgent Care facility in North Bergen.
Free STD testing may be available at clinics in the area but staff might ask for insurance details or proof of income.