Lindenwold, a borough in Camden County, has experienced relatively constant HIV prevalence rates over the past few years. The number of those diagnosed with HIV infections in the county increased slightly from 1,693 per 100,000 individuals in 2014 to a high of 1,835 in 2016 and 2017, followed by a decrease to 1,643 recorded in 2020.
Chlamydia infections in Lindenwold borough escalated, with cases doubling from 94 in 2014 to 190 in 2019.
There were fluctuations in the number of Gonorrhea infections. Cases increased from 20 in 2014 to 59 in 2017, followed by a slight decrease to 39 in 2018. However, a high of 71 cases was recorded in 2019.
On the other hand, there were no cases of Syphilis in the borough between 2014 and 2016. Sadly, there were 10 cases reported in 2017, but the public health department managed to eradicate them. Thus there were no cases of Syphilis infections in 2018 and 2019.
Camden County Health & Human Services collaborates with the New Jersey Department of Health to deliver sexual health services through the HIV/STD program, which entails confidential testing and counseling services to residents in the borough and county. Working with local healthcare providers, the health department coordinates STD awareness campaigns and promotes safe sex practices to prevent further spread of infections in the community.
Planned Parenthood – Bellmawr Health Center, AFC Urgent Care Gloucester Township, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital are strategically located within the borough, making it easier for you to access STD/HIV screening services.
You could also visit local hospitals to access free STD testing. Still, doctor consultation might be an extra cost, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’re tested positive.