What are the STI test options in Fair Oaks,VA?
Fairfax County Department of Health noted a slight decline in the number of HIV infection in Fair Oaks population. The number of infections decreased from 2,329 at a rate of 260 in 2014 to 2,209 at a rate of 235 in 2018.
An increase in the number of men who have sex with men largely contributed to the rise of Syphilis infections from 34 cases at a rate of 3.0 in 2011 to 44 at a rate of 3.7 in 2015. This signified an 11.8 percent increase over the last 5 years.
The county health reports recorded a large number of Chlamydia infections in the county. Furthermore, the infections jumped from 2,060 at a rate of 182.7 in 2013 to 3,204 at a rate of 279.0 in 2017.
Gonorrhea rates soared from 18.7 per 100,000 persons in 2010 to 46.2 per 100,000 persons in 2016. Gonorrhea infections were frequently identified among persons aged 15 to 35 years who constituted 76 percent of the total infections.
One of the ways the Fairfax County Department of Health has responded to the increase in the number of HIV/STDs has been by providing comprehensive programs for HIV negative people who inject drugs. This is done by facilitating access to biomedical equipment and supplies that reduce the harm associated with drug injection.
There are many hospitals in Fair Oaks town like Inova Urgent Care – Centreville and Fairfax Family Practice (Fair Oaks) where residents can drop in for STD/HIV services. Residents who prefer comprehensive sexual health care could also consider facilities such as Inova Fair Oaks Hospital or the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Free STD testing may be provided in some of the hospitals, but costs may not be upfront and bill facilitation might be restricted to a few payment methods.
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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.