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Newark STD Testing Centers

Newark's private testing facilities provide diagnostic testing for a variety of conditions, so other patients won't know the reason for your visit. Your test results will be kept private, and will be available to you quickly--usually in 3 business days or less.

STD Statistics in Newark, NJ

STD rates in Newark and the greater Essex County area have been on the rise in the past few years. The most commonly reported STD in the region is chlamydia. In 2012, there were a total of 5,280 cases of chlamydia reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 5,557 cases of chlamydia reported. Gonorrhea cases have been decreasing in that time. In 2012, there were a total of 1,965 cases of gonorrhea reported in the area. In 2014, there were a total of 1,488 cases of gonorrhea reported. Throughout all of the United States, syphilis rates have been increasing. In Essex County, the number of cases has increased as well. In 2010, there were a total of 49 cases of syphilis reported. In 2014, there were a total of 54 cases of syphilis reported.3

In 2014, there were a total of 6,538 cases of people living with HIV in Newark and Essex County. In the county had the most reports of HIV in the state. Men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV. The largest at-risk group for HIV in the area was black people who accounted for 48% of all cases reported. The most common mode of transmission was in men who have sex with men.3 The Centers for Disease Control recommends screening for HIV at least once for all people between the ages of 13 and 64.6

STDs and Sexual Education in Newark, NJ

In New Jersey, state law requires that students receive extensive health and physical education between grades 1-12. All health education curriculum, including that taught in the Newark school district, must be aligned with the state of New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards. This curriculum details suggestions for HIV/STD prevention education and unintended pregnancy education curriculum. The program addresses a wide variety of topics for students in kindergarten through high school including gender assumptions, peer pressure, the reproductive system, families, media stereotypes, HIV/AIDS, abstinence, sexual orientation, and marriage. Students are taught to compare and contrast the strategy of abstinence and the strategy of contraception when it comes to sexual activity and decision making. State law requires that abstinence be stressed as the best method of preventing STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy. New Jersey allows parents or guardians to remove their children from any part of the health, family life or sex education classes.4

In Newark and the larger Essex County, high school aged people who are sexually active account for a large number of reported STD cases. People between the age of 15 and 19 are the second largest group to report STDs in New Jersey. Chlamydia is the most common STD reported in Newark and it is most present in women.3 The CDC recommends that all women under the age of 25 be tested regularly for chlamydia. Additionally, it suggests that all women with multiple partners, regardless of age, should also be tested.5

STDs and Demographics in Newark, NJ

Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Newark and Essex County. In 2014, there were a total of 5,557 cases of chlamydia reported in Essex County. Women are more likely to report a chlamydia infection than a man. Women account for 71% of all cases reported. The largest at-risk group for chlamydia infection was the black community which accounted for 45.4% of all reports each. Chlamydia was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24. Gonorrhea reports have increased over the past few years in Essex County. In 2014, there were 1,488 cases of gonorrhea reported in the county. The largest at risk group was the black community which accounted for 60% of all cases reported. Gonorrhea was most commonly reported in people between the ages of 20 and 34.3

In Newark and Essex County, the number of syphilis cases has increased over the years. In 2014, there were a total of 54 cases of primary or secondary syphilis reported in the area. Men accounted for 91% of syphilis cases reported. Syphilis was most commonly reported in people over the age of 25.3 The CDC recommends screenings at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for all sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. They further recommend annual testing for any women who may be below the age of 25 or engage in unsafe sex or sex with multiple partners.5

Your Best Newark, NJ STD Testing Option

Newark offers its residents many options for STD treatment and testing. If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STD in Newark, getting tested is simple, affordable and confidential with STDTestExpress.com. To get started, answer a few brief medical questions to receive a personal test recommendation from our doctors. From there, you can pick a lab to visit from our vast network of locations throughout your area. If available in your area, In-Home Collection even allows you to be tested at home, work or another convenient location. For both options, your results are usually available within 3 business days or less. Our medical staff is available to answer any questions you have and prescription services are available if allowed by state law. It is just that simple to go and get tested today.

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References:

  • 1 U.S. Census Bureau Quickfacts - Newark and Essex County
  • 2 City of Newark - About
  • 3 New Jersey County STD/HIV Breakdowns 2012-2014
  • 4 New Jersey Department of Education - Health and Physical Education Guidelines
  • 5 CDC Screening Recommendations