Annandale, VA is a charming town that, among other things, is known for its heritage sites and strong Korean influence. It is, after all, home to the largest Korean population in the mid-Atlantic United States.
As recently as 2012, in their Summary of Health Statistics for U.S Adults, the Center for Disease Control noted that Asians and Pacific Islanders are the ethnic group that is the least likely to get tested for HIV.
Of course, all sexually active Virginians should be concerned about their sexual and reproductive health. In 2016, the Virginia Department of Health annual report on sexually transmitted diseases detailed a shocking and worrying upward trend in the rates of STDs.
In this single year (2016), there were more than 38,000 Chlamydia diagnoses and more than 10,000 new cases of Gonorrhea. There were also more than 1,000 primary diagnoses of Syphilis, which is more than double from what it had been 7 years prior.
There has been a sharp rise in the rates of STDs in Virginia, and the Korean population in Annandale, VA is also at risk.
Progressive Urgent & Primary Care is one walk-in clinic that offers laboratory tests in Annandale, VA. Located at Maple Place, this clinic accepts a wide range of insurance options.
There is also an Annandale district office of the Fairfax County health department which is located at 7611 Little River Turnpike. The office does take walk-ins, but only during specified hours.
If you are uninsured you may be charged on a sliding scale, which in rare instances may include free STD testing. However, in the case that you do test positive, follow-up care and medications may not be readily available.