Saddle Brook, NJ, is a township in Bergen County. Public health reports depicted a decline in HIV infection rates between 2017 and 2020. While in 2017, the rate reported was 1,890 per 100,000 people, the rate reduced to 1,763 in 2018 and remained stagnant in 2019. A downward trend followed in 2020, where a rate of 1,761 was recorded.
On the contrary, new Chlamydia infections increased between 2017 and 2019. In 2017, 2,091 positive diagnoses were made before they surged to 2,337 in 2018. Moreover, records showed a further increase in 2019, where 2,388 new infections were recorded.
A similar trend was observed in the number of new Gonorrhea infections. 388 positive cases were identified in 2017 before an increase to 447 was noted in 2018. A further rise to 460 cases was evident in 2019.
There was a consistent upward development in the number of new Syphilis cases between 2017 and 2019. While in 2017, 38 cases were recorded, there was a spike to 41 diagnoses in 2018 and a further increase to 44 cases in 2019.
Public health officials in Bergen County have initiated plans to increase awareness and encourage individuals to get tested for STDs. They’ve also been keen on providing PrEP to individuals at a high risk of contracting HIV.
East Orange General Hospital, Valley Health System Wellness & Walk-In Care Center, Planned Parenthood – Paterson Health Center, and Doctors’ Place Walk-In are some of the facilities that provide comprehensive HIV/STD services, including screening and prevention options.
Although free STD testing may be available, you may be needed to pay an extra cost in doctor’s consultation fees. Moreover, people may know why you were there since some facilities offer HIV/STD services exclusively.