Essex County, where Millburn is a suburban township, has had a slight decrease in HIV prevalence rates from 10,370 recorded in 2016 to 9,278 per 100,000 individuals in 2020.
The decline of infections was as a result of county health government in strengthening public health infrastructures and supporting HIV prevention programs,
Being one of New Jersey’s highest-income communities, Millburn did not record any case of either Syphilis or Gonorrhea infections from 2013 to 2019.
However, there has been fluctuations in the number of Chlamydia infections, with a sharp increase from 15 cases in 2014 to 33 in 2016, followed by a slight drop to 31 cases in 2018. The number of cases in 2019 was recorded as 34, with most females aged 15-24 years.
Essex County Department of Health and Rehabilitation supports those diagnosed with HIV and STDs, linking them with specialized treatment centers to access quality care to enable them to recover and lead healthy lives. The Teen PEP program promotes sexual health among students and young individuals, promoting further spread in the community. The department also partners with local clinics to avail free to low-cost STD/HIV screening.
Planned Parenthood – East Orange Health Center, Urgent Care Center at Summit Medical Group, and East Orange General Hospital serves residents’ health needs in the Millburn township area, including STD/HIV testing.
You could also access free STD testing at some local clinics in the township, especially during STD awareness campaigns and community outreach events. These tests may be free, not comprehensive, and people will know why you’re there.