What are the STI test options in Arlington,VA?
Due to its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Arlington shares certain characteristics with this neighboring metropolis. Unfortunately, one of these shared features is prevalence towards high STD rates.
Fairfax County reported 1,372 chlamydia cases. Out of those, 378 cases came from the city of Arlington. In Virginia, 12.6 HIV cases were reported per 100,000 residents. The three most common STDs are: gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis. All three of these diseases are treatable with antibiotics – at least for now.
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea appears to be on the rise. Early detection and treatment are vital for avoiding long-term health effects. Virginia ranks about mid-range for sexual health in the nation, coming in at the 28th most sexually diseased across states – but in order to see a decrease in STD rates information gathering and regular testing are necessary components of a full healthcare routine.
STD testing clinics are conveniently located through the Arlington area. From the Arlington County Department of Human Services on Washington Boulevard to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on K Street in nearby Washington, D.C., it’s not difficult to locate a nearby testing center.
The state provides assistance to low-income residents for HIV and AIDS medications. There are also centers that provide free STD testing services only to specific groups, like teen-specific organizations.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.