What are the STI test options in Passaic,NJ?
In 2017 there were almost 1000 people in Passaic City living with HIV or Aids and data shows that in Passaic County an additional 80 people are diagnosed with HIV each year. In 2016 it was also reported that there were 2151 cases of Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis in Passaic City alone. These numbers suggest that residents in Passaic are at risk of catching a variety of sexually transmitted diseases.
Between 2015 and 2016 the number of Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis cases increased by 6 percent in New Jersey and Passaic County had the fourth highest rate of all STDs within the entire County. The frequency of HIV cases in the area is also increasing and in Passaic County, the demographics most at risk of contracting HIV are men aged 35-44 and Hispanic males.
HIV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea are extremely common in Passaic, therefore health officials in the areas suggest that sexually active residents have regular STD checks.
Health officials in Passaic are combating the increasing rates of STDs in the area by promoting STD education programs such as The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program. Officials hope that these campaigns will improve STD awareness amongst Passaic residents and consequently lower the number of cases in years to come.
Health officials in Passaic are urging residents to get tested and receive treatment to stop the diseases from spreading. Many public clinics now offer free STD testing, but certain locations have income and insurance requirements that are necessary to receive treatment and long waiting times.
There are a number of public and private testing centers in Passaic, some public clinics you can choose from are North Hudson Community Action Corporation (NHCAC Health Center at Passaic), Barnabas Health Medical Group (United Medical Lyndhurst), and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (Paterson Center).
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.