Middlesex, NJ, is a borough in Middlesex County. The county’s new HIV diagnosis rate fluctuated, with a 7.9% increase from 1,966 per 100,000 individuals in 2014 and 2015 to 2,121 in 2017. A gradual drop followed this in the number of infections to 1,993 in 2020.
Cases of Chlamydia infections in the borough reduced by 21.4% from 42 in 2014 to 33 in 2016, before an upward surge to 40 in the following year. Efforts to prevent the spread of infections were successful, reducing the incidences by 25% to 30 in 2018.
No cases of Gonorrhea infections were registered between 2014 and 2017. However, in 2018, the borough reported a spike to 10 new diagnoses and nil cases in the following year.
The Middlesex County Public Health Department, under the New Jersey Department of Health, managed to eradicate cases of Syphilis infections between 2014 and 2019.
The public health department coordinates the operations of STD and HIV Care and Support programs, providing testing, surveillance, counseling, and sex education to borough and county residents as a mitigation measure against the spread of STIs. It also runs public awareness campaigns, including using posters, to inform residents about the impact of Syphilis to seniors, youths, and adults.
Planned Parenthood – New Brunswick Health Center, Family Care PA, AFC Urgent Care Bound Brook, and East Orange General Hospital are some of the medical clinics offering STD/HIV screening services to borough residents.
You can also visit some local hospitals for free STD testing, but you may experience varying wait times, and people will probably know why you’re there.