What are the STI test options in Chesapeake,VA?
Chesapeake, Virginia, had 552 people living with HIV and AIDS in 2013, with a rate of 289 cases per 100K people. This is under the Virginia rate of 315, but still too high.
In 2015, 32 people were diagnosed with early syphilis, at a rate of 13.7. Health officials say bacterial STD rates among teen girls is high in Southeastern Virginia for several reasons, including insufficient sexual education.
Many teens don’t know they can be infected from oral and anal sex, and they have trouble accessing health care because they don’t want their parents to know they are having sex. Some health officials recommend screening at teens’ physicals, and having parents leave the room when discussing the patient’s sexual history.
Chesapeake’s gonorrhea rate in 2016 was 164, and the chlamydia rate was 590.8.
Chesapeake has some STD-testing clinics, and there are more options in Norfolk and Virginia Beach if you can get there, including some clinics that may give you free STD testing if you can prove that you cannot pay.
The Virginia Department of Health, located on Battlefield Blvd, provides testing and treatment for HIV. Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (CIBH), on Great Bridge Blvd, also offers affordable HIV services. The Little Neck Medical Center screens for all STIs in their clinic on Virginia Beach Blvd.
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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.