Woodland Park, NJ, is a borough in Passaic County. Between 2016 and 2018, there was a drop in the rate of HIV diagnoses. In 2016, a rate of 2,773 was recorded in every 100,000 people while in 2017, a prevailing rate of 2,741 was noted. The rate further dropped to 2,381 in 2018.
However, an undulation was seen in the number of new Chlamydia infections. While in 2017, there were 2,767 diagnoses, the number of new cases increased to 2,895 in 2018 before dropping to 2,848 infections in 2019.
A similar trend was observed in the case of new Gonorrhea infections. In 2017, there were 741 positive diagnoses, which reduced to 709 cases in 2018. However, there was a sharp increase in 2019, where 735 cases were recorded.
However, new Syphilis cases followed an upward trajectory within the same period. In 2017, 11 cases were diagnosed while in 2018, there were 16 diagnoses. There was a rise in the number of cases since 18 positive infections were reported in 2019.
The county’s HIV and STD Division provides community-based networks with resources, education, counseling, and medical assistance to people living with HIV or STDs as well as those at risk. They also provide screening, treatment, and surveillance services to help mitigate the spread of HIV/STD.
St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, University Health and Urgent Care, Totowa Immedicenter, and Planned Parenthood – Paterson Health Center are some of the facilities where you can access HIV/STD services.
Even though free STD testing may be available, you may need to book an appointment. Additionally, some clinics may lack multiple payment methods.