Irvington is one of the top ten cities with the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases reported in NJ. While the fatality rate of HIV/AID has decreased to five percent, HIV and AIDS are still a significant health risk for NJ residents.
As of December 2017, 2,214 cases of HIV infections and AIDS diagnosis have been reported by the State of New Jersey Department of Health.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in Irvington, NJ, with 609 cases of Chlamydia reported in 2016 according to the STD Program Surveillance Report published that year.
The State of New Jersey Department of Health also reported that cases of AIDS were most commonly diagnosed in those aged 35-44, with 37% of males and 33% of cases reported with AIDS within this age bracket.
There are several private and public medical centers serving Irvington residents, including public facilities such as the Community Health Center on Springfield Ave, the North Jersey Community Research Initiative in Newark, and La Casa de Don Pedro Health Services.
Empire Medical Associates located on Boyden Avenue and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark are two options to consider.
You may be able to receive free medications under the AIDS Drug Distribution Program or qualify for free STD testing, however, you might be required to produce identification and proof of income or welfare eligibility.
Some clinics might offer rapid testing, where you can wait at the test center and receive your results within an hour.