In recent years, Morristown in Morris County, New Jersey, has had increasing cases of HIV /STD infections. Health data reports indicate that the cases are on the rise due to increased MSM, IDU, and other high-risk behaviors among the residents.
Between 2011 and 2015, a total of 52 HIV new cases had been reported. Syphilis cases were low but increased moderately, with 6 cases reported in 2001 and 15 in 2012.
From 2001 to 2012, Chlamydia cases had increased from 216 to 589, respectively. The same goes for Gonorrhea, where there were 52 cases in 2001 and 65 cases in 2012. Both Gonorrhea and Chlamydia infections were rampant among the youthful population.
The County Health Department of Morris County has implemented interventions and preventive measures to address STD/HIV cases and prevent further infections. It has improved the administrative systems to support the coordination of planning and implementation of integrated services. It aims to develop a holistic HIV High Impact Prevention strategy that helps HIV‐negative and HIV‐positive individuals meet their goals in preventing further HIV transmission. There have also been STD/HIV testing initiatives and condom disposal.
As a Morristown resident, you can visit Planned Parenthood- Morristown Health Center or Med Express Urgent Care to have your sexual health checked. Other medical centers in town providing sexual health services include Morristown Memorial Hospital Adult Clinic and Morristown Medical Center- Parental medicine.
There are several sexual health clinics in the town that offer free STD Testing. However, you may have to be patient because of the long lines, and some of the tests may be uncomfortable and invasive.