The HIV prevalence among people aged 13 years and older in Fairfax County, where Fairfax Station is a census-designated place, was 2,329 per 100,000 persons in 2015 and soared to 2,549 per 100,000 individuals in 2017. According to the 2014 Fairfax health department, the HIV incidence rate among non-Hispanic blacks’ was nearly nine times higher than white residents.
Chlamydia cases varied with an incident rate of 260.7 in 2016 that increased to 369.3 in 2017 and decreased to 315.4 in 2018.
Early Syphilis diagnoses spiked from 38 cases in 2014 to 89 in 2016 while the same trend was noted in Gonorrhoea infections, which rose from an incident rate of 24.8 in 2016 to 58.1 in 2018.
The Fairfax County Health Department’s goal is to conduct STD and HIV workshops for adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 29 years who are at risk of contracting STD/HIV infections. Its public health officials also leverage and expand existing educational campaigns to increase awareness of HIV/STD among the disproportionately impacted population.
Some medical clinics in Fairfax Station may provide free STD testing. Still, the test results might not be immediate, and the doctor’s prescriptions might not be available if you test positive.
Some of the medical centers in Fairfax Station, VA, you may consider for HIV/STD testing, treatment, diagnosis, or screening include Planned Parenthood – Carol Whitehill Moses Center, CareMed Urgent Care, and the Virginia Hospital Center: Public Affairs. Other health centers offering the same services include Holy Cross Hospital Block 9 and Centreville Urgent Care.