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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2004
      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
      See also:
      http://www.state.nj.us/health/aids/ctsites.htm

      Division of HIV/AIDS Services (DHAS)New Jersey HIV
      Counseling & Testing Sites by County
      ATLANTIC
      #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
      BERGEN
      #12 Bergen County Counseling Center Hackensack(201) 487-3243
      CAMDEN
      #6 Camden County Health Department* Blackwood (856) 374-6355This
      agency also conducts counseling and testing at designated sites in
      Burlington County
      #24 Camden AHEC (Mobile Unit)(856) 963-2432
      ESSEX
      #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
      HUDSON
      #2 Jersey City Medical Center - Jersey City (201) 915-2545
      HUNTERDON
      #15 Hunterdon County Department of Health - Flemington(908) 806-
      4893This agency conducts counseling and testing at designated sites
      in Warren County.
      MERCER
      #7 Henry J. Austin Health Center - Trenton (609) 278-5946
      MIDDLESEX
      #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
      MONMOUTH
      #10 Monmouth Regional Screening Center - Neptune (Jersey Shore
      Medical Center)(732) 774-0151
      #19 CheckMate Inc. (Mobile Unit) Asbury Park (732) 774-3100
      MORRIS
      #9 Morristown Memorial Hospital Morristown (973) 971-8910
      OCEAN
      #11 Ocean County Health Department - Toms River (732) 341-9700 ext.
      7502
      PASSAIC
      #5 St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Paterson (973) 754-4720

      UNION
      #13 Hyacinth Foundation - Plainfield (908) 755-0021
      #18 Plainfield Community Health Center - Plainfield (908) 753-6401
      ext. 138
      #14 Elizabeth General Medical Center - Elizabeth (908) 965-7300 or
      965-7605
      Updated May/1998
      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:
      Essex County
      Map of Counseling and Testing Sites by county in New Jersey
      http://www.state.nj.us/health/njaidsline/resource.htm
      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
      Resources


      AIDS and the Catholic University. Information from Seton Hall
      University and National Conference of Catholic Bishops:
      http://www.shu.edu/life/campusmn/AIDS.html
      AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP): 609-588-7038.
      AIDS Hotline: 800-624-2377 (referrals, information, counseling and
      testing locations).
      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://204.179.124.69/network
      ALA-CALL, NJ substance abuse information and referral hotline: 800-
      322-5525.
      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;
      fax, 201-460-1124.
      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@...;
      www.hivatis.org
      CDC National AIDS Hotline. 800-342-AIDS (800-342-2437); 800-AIDS-TTY
      (800-243-7889) TTY; 800-344-SIDA (800-344-7432) Spanish;
      www.ashastd.org
      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
      or 973-648-7500.
      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-
      846-4462.
      Hyacinth AIDS Foundation. Information, referrals, client advocacy:
      Hyacinth Hotline: 800-433-0254.
      Internet Grateful Med: Medline, including an AIDSLINE data base, at
      http://igm.nlm.nih.gov
      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-
      7484.
      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
      toll-free: 888-448-4911.
      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@...;
      http://community.nj.com/cc/AIDSresource
      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-
      972-6325.
      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:
      800-624-2377.
      New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Home Care
      Program: 609-984-6328.
      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-
      3232.
      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,
      RednorAIDSLibrary@...
      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
      at 908-965-7460.
      Women's HIV Prevention Program for Women Partners of IV Drug Users
      in Atlantic City. Call 609-347-6870.
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