North Plainfield, NJ is a city located in Somerset County. According to county STD statistics, Somerset County had an HIV prevalence rate of 206 with 579 cases in 2018 compared to 2017, which had a rate of 226 and 625 cases, respectively. This shows a decline in the cases. However, Somerset County was ranked 2nd in the state for HIV infections.
Other STIs experienced a rise in cases with chlamydia recording 704 cases at a rate of 211.7 in 2018 as compared to 630 cases and a rate of 190.6 in 2015. Gonorrhea had 48 cases and Syphilis 17 cases in the same year. It was also noted that young adults aged 15-20 years old made up more than half of new STD diagnoses in the county.
Reproductive healthcare is essential, and the best thing the public can do is be as transparent as possible with their doctors about their sexual health.
Rapid HIV testing is made available throughout North Plainfield at various publicly funded HIV counselling and testing centers. The Aids Drug Distribution Program also provides medication to low-income earners who have no other source of payment for these drugs. This has led to a drop in HIV rates and cases.
North Plainfield has several public and private clinics where you get tested. One is the Urgent Care located in Somerset 84 Veronica Ave NJ 08873. which offers Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Syphilis and Herpes, tests. You can also check out Plainfield on 211W. Front Street, NJ 07060,
Some of the free STD clinics may offer free STD testing though there might not be a walk-in option and sometimes the test results are not immediate.