What are the STI test options in Jersey City,NJ?
STDs are quickly reaching epidemic levels. In the past six years reported statistics continue to climb. In 2012 there were a reported 401 cases of these STDs per 100,000 residents in the state and county.
By the year 2016 this statistic had ballooned to a reported 496 cases per 100,000 residents.
There was an overall increase of 25% in STD statistics across these years for just the current three most commonly reported STDs: gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. Also by 2016 there was an annual reported rate of 1,143 new HIV diagnoses per year. Although some STDs are beginning to see a decline across year’s reported statistics, it will take continued efforts to continue this trend and see it spread to other sexually transmitted diseases.
Health professionals and sexual education organizations are advancing treatment and preventative options, like the PrEP medication, along with regular STD testing.
Some locations require ID to prove local residency in order to be seen for testing and treatment services. So take control of your sexual health through regular testing and safe sex practices. Testing locations in the Jersey City area include: Jersey City Division of Health on Summit Avenue, Alliance Community Healthcare of Christopher Columbus Drive, and Hyacinth AIDS Foundation on Jones Street.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.