There has been a steady increase in the number of HIV infections over the years in Bergen County, the home to Paramus borough. The infections gained from 1,733 at a rate of 227 in 2014 to 1,763 at a rate of 222 in 2018.
Chlamydia infections soared from 1,246 in 2012 to a total figure of 2,337 in 2018. The infections were higher in the female population compared to the male population.
The number of people infected by Gonorrhea infections has been increasing over the years especially in young people aged 20 to 24 years. Gonnorhea infections multiplied from 204 in 2012 to 447 in 2018.
The county health reports noted a significant increase of Syphilis infections with the number rising from 46 in 2012 to a total of 123 by the end of 2018.
To reduce the number of STD/HIV infections, Bergen County Department of Health has embarked on promoting initiatives like capacity building and organizational development that supports organizations for specific fiscal, management, and development support for HIV prevention programs.
Several hospitals like the CityMD Paramus Urgent Care – New Jersey and Planned Parenthood – Hackensack Health Center offer sexual and reproductive health care. Other hospitals where residents can access the above services include Valley Hospital and Hospital Paramus.
Some clinics in the city offer free STD testing services. However, walk-in options may not be available in all the facilities and after care support might also not be provided in some cases.