Recent health reports from Mercer County Department of Health reveals that the rate of HIV infections in Hamilton Square, NJ, declined from 1,556 at a rate of 504 in 2014 to 1,404 at a rate of 446 in 2019.
There was a notable increase in Syphilis infections in Hamilton Square over the past five years. In 2012, there were no infections reported, but at the end of 2018, a total of 13 Syphilis cases were identified.
Chlamydia cases soared from 188 in 2012 to 331 in 2018. The rate of the infections was observed to be high among the young female population compared to the male residents.
The number of Gonorrhea infections was moderate, with 62 cases reported in 2012, and in 2018, the number had slightly increased to 64 cases.
Mercer County Department of Health’s strategy is to reduce the number of HIV infections in the county by providing low-cost to free HIV/STD testing and education through community outreach events. It also distributes free condoms across the county to sexually active members.
Residents living in Hamilton Square may check their sexual health by visiting Planned Parenthood – Hamilton Health Center or MedExpress Urgent Care, which are located conveniently in the town. Other clinics that offer reproductive health services include RWJ University Hospital Hamilton and Capital Health System.
Members of the public may receive free STD testing in some clinics, but multiple methods of payments may not be available, and walk-in options might not exist.