Fairview, NJ, a borough within Bergen County, has a significant downward development in the number of HIV infections reported between 2016 and 2018. In 2016, 73 individuals tested positive, while in 2017 and 2018 had 50 new cases.
However, public health officials noticed a minor growth in the number of new Gonorrhea infections reported between 2018 and 2019. The former year of reference had 447 new infections occurring at a rate of 47.9, while 2019 had 460 new infections prevailing at a rate of 49.4.
According to STD surveillance reported dated 2017 and 2019, the number of new Syphilis infections rose by six from 38 in 2017 at a rate of 4.1 to 44 in 2019 recorded at a rate of 4.7.
Moreover, county health administrators expressed concern over the steadily rising number of new Chlamydia infections between 2015 and 2019. In 2015, 1,811 new infections occurred at a rate of 195.5, whereas 2019 had 2,388 cases that prevailed at a rate of 256.2.
While the county’s public health officials managed to reduce the rate of HIV infection, they’ve realized the need to coordinate prevention strategies that can guarantee the reduction of STD incidence rates. In this regard, they’ve been exploring the expansion of HIV outreach screening to cover Syphilis and other STDs, especially among MSMs.
Medical centers offering HIV/STD services in Fairview and the surrounding areas include the Manhattanville Sexual Health Clinic, Planned Parenthood – Hackensack Health Center, AFC Urgent Care North Bergen, and the Bergen County Department Health Services.
Even though free STD testing may be available in some clinics, the tests are not for all STDs. Moreover, such clinics may require you to pay an extra charge to consult with a doctor.