What are the STI test options in Livingston,NJ?
Livingston township in Essex County has a steadily increasing population, resulting in a steadily increasing rate of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. In 2007, chlamydia case rates were recorded as 617 per 100,000. In 2016, this had increased to 718 per 100,000, a 16.3% rise.
Gonorrhea case rates are on the rise in Essex County, increasing from 1,965 in 2012 to 2,019 in 2018. However, in 2015, case numbers dipped to 1,817.
Most worryingly, Essex County has the highest recorded HIV statistics for NJ, with an estimated 9,386 per 100,000 people aged 13 and over living with HIV in 2015. While this is a slight decrease from the estimated 9,827 residents per 100,000 recorded in 2010, there is nonetheless a significant need for HIV prevention, education, and treatment services in Essex County.
Essex County’s Department of Health and Rehabilitation also reported that HIV-related deaths between 2012-2016 were substantially higher in Essex County than elsewhere in the State, with a recorded 10.6 deaths per 100,000.
Moreover, there are several facilities in and around Livingston that may provide HIV testing, prevention education, and support for those living with HIV. The MinuteClinic on Livingston Avenue, the Orange Community Health Center, and Irvington Community Health Center are among the available options in and around Livingston that you can consider for STD-related services.
Some clinics may offer free STD testing services, but you may need to be uninsured to qualify for state-funded STD programs, and the clinic may also have separate eligibility requirements such as income thresholds.
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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.