South River is a borough in Middlesex County. The HIV prevalence rates have remained relatively constant over the past few years, with 1,997 recorded in 2019, indicating a 1.6% increase from the earlier reported rate of 1,966 per 100,000 persons in 2014.
Cases of Chlamydia infections among individuals in the South River borough increased slightly from 38 in 2014 to 49 in 2019.
There were no cases of Gonorrhea infections in the borough from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, there was an escalation in cases to 11, followed by nil cases in both 2018 and 2019.
The New Jersey Department of Health has successfully eradicated the incidences of Syphilis infections in the borough with no cases registered between 2014 and 2019.
South River Health Department works together with the New Jersey Department of Health to provide testing, counseling, and medical assistance, including linkage to advanced care for residents in the South River area living with HIV/AIDS through the HIV Care & Support Services program. It also runs an STD program that aims at reducing the spread of infections among community members. Through the program, individuals from all walks of life benefit from safe sex supplies and preventive care education.
Residents in the borough can visit Planned Parenthood – New Brunswick Health Center for quality STD/HIV screening services. Other facilities include CityMD East Brunswick Urgent Care – New Jersey, East Orange General Hospital, and Medical Center of Princetown.
Several clinics in the borough provide free STD testing; however, some tests may be free, not comprehensive, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you test positive.