New Jersey and HIV AIDS perfect together?
- New Jersey and HIV AIDS perfect together?
We believe that you can do something responsible to prevent your
partner from being infected by you with HIV AIDS and to make sure
that you and your partner are not infected with HIV AIDS.
You and your partner can be tested, early and often, as the
old joke goes in regards to voting. Early testing and frequent
testing for HIV AIDS is a must in today's world, particularly in
the singles world.
Some resources are below, be smart, get tested before you become
intimate with your partner, and frequently while you are sexually
active. Insist that your partner do the same and that you share
results with one another.
Division of HIV/AIDS Services (DHAS)HIV/AIDS Among African
Americans in New Jersey
As of December 31, 2003 · New Jersey ranked 5th among US 50
states in the number of African American living with AIDS in 2001. ·
One in every 66 African Americans in New Jersey is living
with HIV/AIDS as opposed to 1 in every 818 among Non-Hispanic
Whites. · sex County, with the State's highest proportion of
African American residents (40%), has the highest rate of persons
living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey. · The number of HIV/AIDS cases
diagnosed annually decreased among African Americans from 1995
through 1999, increased slightly among all groups in the year 2000,
and then decreased in 2001. African American residents have
accounted for 57% to 61% of the HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed during each
of these years. · Despite declines in deaths due to HIV/AIDS;
death due to HIV/AIDS ranks 4th among Blacks in New Jersey.African
Americans in New Jersey account for: · 14% of the State's total
population · 57% of all people ever diagnosed with HIV/AIDS ·
55% of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the StateAmong
those living with HIV/AIDS, African Americans account for: · 63%
of HIV/AIDS cases among women · 51% of cases among men · 59%
of cases among injection drug users · 36% of men who have sex with
men, but 40% of cases diagnosed in 2001 · 71% of children with
HIV/AIDS Hard hit areas in New Jersey · About 64% of the state's
African Americans living with HIV/AIDS reside in the following ten
cities: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, East Orange, Elizabeth,
Trenton, Atlantic City, Irvington, Camden, and Plainfield. · 72%
of adults/adolescents and 84% of children under 13 living with
HIV/AIDS in the Newark metropolitan area (Essex, Morris, Sussex,
Union, and Warren counties) are African American. · 79% of
adults/adolescents and 89% of children under 13 living with HIV/AIDS
in the city of Newark are African American. · 94% of
adults/adolescents and 89% of children under 13 living in East
Orange with HIV/AIDS are African AmericanHIV/AIDS Challenges in
African American Communities HIV/AIDS Challenges in African
American Communities Despite considerable efforts by the Division of
HIV/AIDS Services to target HIV infection through prevention and
treatment; HIV is still a major threat in African American
communities. Despite declines in infection and death due to
HIV/AIDS, African Americans present the majority of those infected,
many do not know that they are infected and many of those at risk do
not get tested for HIV. The death due to HIV/AIDS still ranks 4th
among African Americans. Furthermore, African Americans are more
likely to test late; and when determined to be infected, either do
not access care in a timely manner or intermittently participate in
treatment. The public sector alone cannot successfully combat HIV
and AIDS in the African American community. Community based efforts
help to overcome the current barriers to HIV prevention and
treatment, it requires that local leaders acknowledge the severity
of the continuing epidemic among African Americans and help reduce
the spread of HIV/AIDS. Additionally, HIV prevention strategies
known to be effective must be available and accessible for all
populations at risk. Prevention Efforts Must Focus on High-Risk
Behaviors Adult/Adolescent Men. Among African American men with
HIV/AIDS, injection drug use has accounted for the largest
proportion (50%) of infections. The second most common exposure for
African American men is having sex with other men (MSM), reported by
18%, while 5% report both injection drug use and sex with other men.
Additionally, 10% were infected through heterosexual exposure.
Adult/Adolescent Women. Among African American women, injection drug
use has accounted for 43% of the infections, and heterosexual
exposure has accounted for 34%.Notes: Rates denominators were based
on US 2000 census, bridged estimates. For more information · Call
or write: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior
ServicesDivision of HIV/AIDS Services (DHAS)PO Box 363Trenton, New
Jersey 08625-0363(609) 984-5874
· E-mail: aids@...
· Call the HIV/STD Hotline: 1-800-624-2377
· Visit our website: www.state.nj.us/health
Last Updated: 04/14/2004 16:25:52
See also http://www.state.nj.us/health/njaidsline/cts.htm
New Jersey State AIDS Hotline
Phone 800-624-2377 (in NJ)973-926-7443 (outside of NJ)
Description State AIDS Hotline
Division of HIV/AIDS Services (DHAS)New Jersey HIV
Counseling & Testing Sites by County
#4 Atlantic City Health Department*(609) 347-6457This agency also
conducts counseling and testing at designated sites in the following
counties: Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem
#12 Bergen County Counseling Center Hackensack(201) 487-3243
#6 Camden County Health Department* Blackwood (856) 374-6355This
agency also conducts counseling and testing at designated sites in
#24 Camden AHEC (Mobile Unit)(856) 963-2432
#1 St. Michaels Medical Center - Newark(973) 877-5525
#8 East Orange Health Department - East Orange (973) 266-5454
#17 Newark Community Health Center - Newark (973) 483-1300
#26 UMDNJ - STOP (Mobile Unit) - Newark (973) 972-8216
#28 Newark Beth Israel Medical Center - Newark (973) 926-3960
#2 Jersey City Medical Center - Jersey City (201) 915-2545
#15 Hunterdon County Department of Health - Flemington(908) 806-
4893This agency conducts counseling and testing at designated sites
in Warren County.
#7 Henry J. Austin Health Center - Trenton (609) 278-5946
#3 Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - New Brunswick(732) 235-
7114This agency conducts counseling and testing at designated sites
in Somerset County.
#22 Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy(732) 324-5346
#10 Monmouth Regional Screening Center - Neptune (Jersey Shore
Medical Center)(732) 774-0151
#19 CheckMate Inc. (Mobile Unit) Asbury Park (732) 774-3100
#9 Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown (973) 971-8910
#11 Ocean County Health Department - Toms River (732) 341-9700 ext.
#5 St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Paterson (973) 754-4720
#13 Hyacinth Foundation - Plainfield (908) 755-0021
#18 Plainfield Community Health Center - Plainfield (908) 753-6401
#14 Elizabeth General Medical Center - Elizabeth (908) 965-7300 or
HIV COUNSELING AND TESTING SITESFUNDED BY NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICESDIVISION OF HIV/AIDS SERVICES (DHAS)
**CTS #1Saint Michael's Medical Center306 Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd.Newark, NJ 07102-2094Main: (973) 877-5525Fax: (973) 877-
2886Hours of Operation:8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday5:00-8:30
ThursdayArea of Service: Essex County**CTS #2 Jersey City Medical
CenterHIV Counseling & TestingMurdock Hall, 11th Floor114 Clifton
PlaceJersey City, NJ 07304-3194Main: (201) 915-2545Hotline: 1-800-
280-2607Fax: (201) 915-2186Hours of Operation:9:00-5:00 Tuesday -
Friday12:30-3:30 Mondays5:00-8:30 Monday (By Appointment)Area of
Service - Hudson County**CTS #3 RWJ Medical SchoolSuite I,
Ambulatory Care Building1 Robert Wood Johnson PlaceNew Brunswick, NJ
08903Main: (732) 235-7114Fax: (732) 235-7597Hours of Operation:8:00-
4:00 Monday - Friday5:15-8:30 Monday OnlyAreas of Service: Middlesex
andSomerset Counties**CTS #4 Atlantic City Health Department1301
Bacharach Blvd. - 4th FloorAtlantic City, NJ 08401-6922Main: (609)
347-6457Fax: (609) 347-8798Hours of Operation:8:30-7:00 Monday -
Thursday8:30-4:00 FridayAreas of Service: Atlantic, Cape May,
Cumberland,Gloucester and Salem Counties**CTS #5 St. Joseph's
Hospital and Medical CenterComprehensive Care Unit703 Main
StreetPaterson, NJ 07503-2691Main: (973) 754-4720Fax: (973) 279-
3618Hours of Operation:8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday8:30-7:00 Monday
OnlyArea of Service: Passaic County**CTS #6 Camden County Health
Department/Communicable DiseaseForrest Hill, Lakeland RoadP.O. Box
88Blackwood, NJ 08012Direct: (856) 374-6355Fax: (856) 374-
6358Hotline: (856) 365-2437Hours of Operation:8:30-4:30 Thursday &
Friday8:30-6:00 Mon., Tues., Wed.Areas of Service: Camden
andBurlington Counties**CTS #7 CoordinatorHenry J. Austin Health
Center321 N. Warren StreetTrenton, NJ 08618-4794Main: (609) 278-
5946Bernice: (609) 278-5951Fax: (609) 695-3532Hotline: (609) 278-
5945Hours of Operation:9:00-5:00 Monday - Friday9:00-6:00
Thursday9:00-12 noon Saturday (1st and 3rd Saturday)Area of Service:
Mercer County**CTS #8 East Orange Health Department143 New
StreetEast Orange, NJ 07017-4194Main: (973) 266-5454Arlene: (973)
266-5498Fax: (973) 266-5402Hours of Operation:8:30-4:30 Monday -
Friday4:30-7:30 Thursday9:00-12 noon SaturdayArea of Service: Essex
County**CTS #9 Morristown Memorial Hospital HIV Counseling and
Testing100 Madison AvenueMorristown, NJ 07962-1956Main: (973) 889-
6810Fax: (973) 539-3791Hours of Operation:8:00-4:00 Monday &
Wednesday8:00-6:00 Tuesday & ThursdayArea of Service: Morris
County**CTS #10 Monmouth Regional Screening Ctr.71 Davis
AvenueNeptune, NJ 07753-4400Main: (732) 774-0151Susan: (732) 776-
4700 or 4708Fax: (732) 776-4713Hours of Operation:9:00-5:00 Monday -
Friday11:00-7:00 ThursdayArea of Service: Monmouth County
**CTS #11 Ocean County Health DepartmentP.O. Box 2191Toms
River, NJ 08754-3212Main: (732) 341-9700 Ext. 7502Fax: (732) 341-
9788Hours of Operation:5:30-8:00 Tuesday10:00-12 noon Monday (By
Appointment Only)3:00-4:30 Thursday(By Appointment Only)5:30-7:30
Wednesday (Walk-in Lakewood Site)Area of Service: Ocean County**CTS
#12 Bergen County Counseling Service151 Hudson StreetHackensack, NJ
07601-5430Main: (201) 487-3243Fax: (201) 487-4956Hours of
Operation:9:00-4:30 Tuesday - Friday12 noon-7:30 MondayArea of
Service: Bergen County**CTS #13 Hyacinth FoundationRoom 302700 Park
AvenuePlainfield, NJ 07060-1616Telephone: (908) 755-0021Fax: (908)
755-0434Hours of Operation:10:00-6:00 Monday - FridayArea of
Service: Union County**CTS #14 Trinitas Hospital655 Livingston
StreetMonastary Building, 2nd FloorElizabeth, NJ 07206Telephone:
(908) 965-7300/7605Fax: (908) 965-7301/7175Hours of Operation:8:30-
7:00 Monday8:30-4:30 Tuesday - Friday (By Appointment)Walk-in
accommodated dailyArea of Service: Union County**CTS #15 Hunterdon
County Department of HealthAdministration Building71 Main
StreetFlemington, NJ 08822-1495Telephone: (908) 806-4893Fax: (908)
806-4739Hours of Operation:8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday1:00-8:00
WednesdayArea of Service: Hunterdon County*CTS #17 Newark Community
Health Center741 BroadwayNewark, NJ 07104-4390Main: (973) 483-
1300Fax: (973) 483-3787Hours of Operation:9:00-5:00 Monday -
FridayAreas of Service: Essex County*CTS #18 Plainfield Community
Health Center1700 Myrtle AvenuePlainfield, NJ 07063Main: (609) 753-
6401 Ext. 138Fax: (908) 753-7570Hours of Operation:8:00-7:00 Monday -
Thursday8:00-5:00 Friday9:00-1:00 SaturdayArea of Service: Union
County*CTS #19 MU Checkmate, Inc.550 Cookman AvenueAsbury Park, NJ
07712-7114Main: (732) 774-3100Fax: (732) 774-3220Hours of
Operation:9:00-4:30 Monday - FridayArea of Service: Monmouth
County*CTS #22 Raritan Bay Medical Center530 New Brunswick
AvenuePerth Amboy, NJ 08861-3685Main: (732) 324-5346Fax: (732) 324-
4838Hours of Operation:9:00-5:00 Monday - FridayArea of Service:
Middlesex County*CTS #24 MU Camden AHEC514 Cooper StreetCamden, NJ
08102-1608Main: (856) 963-AHECFax: (856) 541-1342Area of Service:
Camden County*CTS #26 MU UMDNJ - STOP Program30 Bergen
StreetDepartment of PediatricsBuilding 16, Room 1624Newark, NJ 07107-
3000Main: (800) 249-7750or (973) 972-8216Fax: (201) 982-7597Hours of
Operation:9:00-5:00 Monday - FridayArea of Service: Essex County*CTS
#28 Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterFamily Treatment Center166
Lyons AvenueNewark, NJ 07112Main: (973) 926-3960Fax: (973) 926-
4584Hours of Operation:9:00-5:00 Monday - FridayArea of Service:
Map of Counseling and Testing Sites by county in New Jersey
A publication of The Academy of Medicine of New Jersey made
available through funding from the New Jersey Department of Health
and Senior Services, Division of AIDS Prevention and Control
AIDS and the Catholic University. Information from Seton Hall
University and National Conference of Catholic Bishops:
AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP): 609-588-7038.
AIDS Hotline: 800-624-2377 (referrals, information, counseling and
AIDS News Mailing List (online). To subscribe, or for more
information, e-mail aidsinfo@...
AIDS Research Information Center: http://www.critpath.org/aric
AIDS Treatment Data Network: http://184.108.40.206/network
ALA-CALL, NJ substance abuse information and referral hotline: 800-
Alcohol and Drugs crisis counseling hotline: 800-225-0196.
Angels in Disguise. Nonprofit organization that meets the physical
needs of children infected or affected by HIV disease in Bergen,
Hudson, or Essex counties. For more information, call 201-460-0114;
Assistance Program for Dental AIDS Care (APDAC). For dental
professionals---questions about treating patients with HIV
infection, call 973-972-0076.
CDC AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS). Available
Monday-Friday, 9 am-7 pm (Eastern Time): 800-TRIALS-A (800-874-
2572); fax, 301-519-6616; e-mail, actis@...; www.actis.org
CDC HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS). Available Monday-
Friday, 9 am-7 pm (Eastern Time): 800-HIV-0440 (800-448-0440); fax,
800-519-6616; TTY, 888-480-3739; e-mail, atis@...;
CDC National AIDS Hotline. 800-342-AIDS (800-342-2437); 800-AIDS-TTY
(800-243-7889) TTY; 800-344-SIDA (800-344-7432) Spanish;
CDC National Nonoccupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Registry.
Collects information about patients sustaining potential HIV
exposures NOT related to health care duties. Patient identifiers
will not be collected. Available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
(Eastern Time): toll-free, 877-HIV-IPEP (877-488-1737; fax, 877-HIV-
7PEP (877-448-8837); www.hivpepregistry.org.
CDC National STD Hotline. 800-227-8922; 800-243-7889 TTY; 800-344-
7432 Spanish; www.ashastd.org
Counseling and Testing Information. NJDHSS-Division of AIDS
Prevention and Control. 609-984-6125.
Friends for Life. A nondenominational day program for persons in
Bergen or Passaic counties who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Support, case management, lunch, food pantry (and much more) offered
at 1576 Palisade Ave., Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Free transportation. For
more information, call 201-461-7241.
Health A to Z: http://www.healthatoz.com
HIV/AIDS Reporting Information. (NJDHSS-Division of AIDS Prevention
and Control). To obtain information and forms for reporting HIV
cases or assistance for difficult cases. Two numbers: 609-984-5940
Hotline for Health Care Workers Exposed to Blood: 888-448-4911.
Hudson County: New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN). Free
educational programs for agencies, community groups, etc. Call 732-
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation. Information, referrals, client advocacy:
Hyacinth Hotline: 800-433-0254.
Internet Grateful Med: Medline, including an AIDSLINE data base, at
Jersey City: The WISE Program. Women's Intervention Services and
Education Program provides free HIV testing, medical support
services for pediatrics and OB/GYN, case-management services, and
other support services. For more information, call 201-946-6439.
Jersey City and Lower Manhattan: Positive Choices. An NIAAA clinical
trial in conjunction with New Jersey University examining
effectiveness of individual and group counseling aimed at reducing
risky alcohol consumption and sexual practices for HIV-positive men
who have sex with men. Participants are randomly assigned to one of
two treatment groups and are paid for completing surveys every 3
months for a year. For more information, call toll-free, 888-676-
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service: Website, including Patient Forum, an
interactive internet forum to provide expert opinions and answers to
questions from HIV-infected individuals: http://hopkins-aids.edu
National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline. A toll-free
24-hour hotline for advice regarding prophylactic treatment. Call
National Physicians' HIV Treatment Information: warmline at San
Francisco General Hospital, call toll-free: 800-933-3413.
Newark: AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, Inc., 182 Roseville
Ave., Newark, NJ 07107. A variety of programs and services to meet
the needs of children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS. Call
973-483-4250; fax 973-483-1998; e-mail info@...;
Newark: Beth Israel Medical Center Family Treatment Center.
Counseling and testing. For more information, call Jo Ann Glasco or
Jacqueline Scott, 973-926-2491.
Newark: EMA Warmline and Referral Service. Serving Essex, Morris,
Sussex, Union, and Warren counties. For more information, call 973-
Newark: HIV Testing. NJCRI, community-based HIV organization,
provides HIV testing and counseling in Newark. For more information,
call Gina Woods, 973-483-3444, ext. 29.
Newark: St. Bridget's Residence. A transitional housing program for
homeless men living with HIV/AIDS in Newark. For more information,
call Mr. Ernest McCullough, 973-799-0484.
Newark: St. Bridget's Support Center. A drop-in center for men and
women living with HIV/AIDS in Newark. For more information, call Mr.
Jose Vega and Ms. Chanta Ellis, 973-799-0484.
Newark: Screening, Treating, And Risk-reduction for Teens (START).
Provides strictly confidential services to young people 12-25 years
of age. For further information, call START, 1-800-375-9482.
New Jersey AIDSline Library. Information from current epidemiology
reports, scientific journals, and drug prescribing information,
including clinical trials on antiretroviral drugs. Call 609-275-1937
or e-mail aidsline@...
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services AIDS Hotline:
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Home Care
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services: Website has
counseling and testing sites, information on AIDS Drugs Distribution
Program, and much more at: http://www.state.nj.us/health/njaidsline
New Jersey Health Insurance Continuation Program (HICP): 800-353-
New Jersey KidCare: State-sponsored program provides affordable
health insurance to children in low-income families. For more
information, call toll-free at 800-701-0710 (TTY 800-701-0720).
Northfield: Congregation Beth Israel and South Jersey AIDS Alliance
provides nourishing and nurturing meals for people with AIDS. For
more information, call 609-641-3600.
North Jersey Community Research Initiative. Clinical trials,
counseling, and testing. Call 973-483-3444.
Plainfield: Health Center. Confidential HIV counseling and testing,
case management, medical services, and other assistance. For more
information, call Larisa Hernandez, 908-753-6401.
Princeton area. The AIDS Task Force of Princeton increasing AIDS
awareness, eliminating the stigma, and encouraging prayer. Sponsors
programs in the area. Drop-in at 61 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08540
or call 609-924-0103
Rick Rednor AIDS Library. Information on AIDS education, nutrition,
law, government policy, medicine, women, social aspects, personal
relationships. At Mercer County HIV Consortium, 447 Bellevue Ave.,
Trenton, NJ 08618-4512. For information, call 609-393-4858; e-mail,
Somerville: HIV/AIDS Education. A 3-credit course at Raritan Valley
Community College. For further information, call Sourri Baetjer,
RNC, MHE, Coordinator of Health Services, 908-526-8872.
Union County: Kinship Connection Program. At Elizabeth General
Medical Center, offers mental health services and life planning for
HIV-infected persons. For more information, call Martha Saldarriaga
Women's HIV Prevention Program for Women Partners of IV Drug Users
in Atlantic City. Call 609-347-6870.