Williamstown, NJ, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Monroe Township, Gloucester County. Over the past few years, the HIV prevalence rate has remained relatively constant between 2014 and 2019, recording 385 and 390 per 100,000 individuals, respectively. This was followed by a 6.15% drop to 366 in 2020.
Chlamydia infection cases in Monroe Township showed fluctuations, with a rise from 76 per 100,000 individuals in 2013 to 107 in 2016, followed by an 11.2% decrease to 95 in 2017. Sadly, there was a spike to 136 in 2019.
Gonorrhea infections in the township doubled from 16 cases in 2013 to 32 in 2017, followed by a slight drop to 23 in 2018. The cases remained fairly constant, with 28 reported in 2019.
On the other hand, the New Jersey Department of Health has managed to eradicate Syphilis infections in the township, with no cases reported between 2013 and 2019.
Gloucester County Health Department operates a comprehensive ARCH program (Access to Reproductive Care & HIV Services) that assists residents at risk of acquiring or transmitting STD/HIV, including pregnant women. The program entails PrEP counseling and referral, HIV/STD testing, and IV drug use risk reduction counseling. The health department also coordinates sexual health education for members of the public.
You can visit Planned Parenthood – Bellmawr Health Center to access quality STD/HIV screening services. Other clinics include AFC Urgent Care Williamstown and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Some health care facilities in the census-designated place offer free STD testing, but walk-in options might not be available, and people will probably know why you’re there.