Cities in New Jersey have reported high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and Rahway has not been an exception. Among the STDs that have affected its residents are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, primary and secondary syphilis and HIV/AIDS.
The New Jersey State Health Department revealed that the STD cases in Union County increased by 12.4% between 2012 and 2016. 2012’s rate was 429.8 cases per 100,000 persons, and 2016 saw it rise to 483.2.
According to the County and Municipal HIV/AIDS Statistics in 2017, Union County had 2,883 persons living with HIV/AIDS in 2017. The prevalence rate of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) was 518.9 in that year.
The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program in New Jersey is an initiative that fights the spread of STDs in all the state’s regions, including in Rahway. The program encourages residents to get tested for STIs and helps them seek treatment if they are infected. It also teaches preventive measures like using protection when engaging in sexual intercourse.
You can get STD/HIV testing services at the Planned Parenthood – Elizabeth Health Center or the Planned Parenthood – New Brunswick Health Center. Another medical facility that you can consider visiting to get tested for STDs is the Middlesex County STD Clinic.
Various public facilities within Rahway, NJ, may be offering free STD testing services. However, you might encounter some problems when seeking free testing. These may include the unavailability of doctor’s consultation. Also, free testing centers might consider your income to determine your eligibility for the STI tests.