Hopatcong, NJ, is a borough in Sussex County. The county recorded an HIV prevalence rate of 150 per 100,000 individuals in 2014 and 2015 and remained relatively constant through 2019, where a high of 158 was recorded.
A HIV rate of 148 in 2020 represented a 6.3% decrease from the previously reported rate of 158 in both 2018 and 2019.
Chlamydia infections in Hopatcong borough showed an upward surge from 17 cases in 2014 to 29 in 2018 and remained relatively constant, with the following year recording 26 cases. The majority of these infections occurred in females aged 15 to 24 years.
New Jersey Department of Health has managed to eradicate cases of both Gonorrhea and Syphilis infections among members of the public, including teens and young adults, residing in the borough between 2013 and 2019.
The New Jersey Department of Health works with local public health departments throughout the state to reduce HIV/STDs. Its Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services features both an STD and HIV care and support program that entails preventive care, sex education, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance as well as risk-reduction counseling and medication assistance.
You can access an array of reproductive health services at Planned Parenthood – Newton Health Center and Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital. Other healthcare facilities offering STD/HIV testing include Skylands Urgent Care, Kindred Hospital New Jersey – Morris County, and Hackettstown Medical Center.
Some clinics within the borough offer free STD testing, but testing hours and doctor availability might not be consistent, and walk-in options might not exist.