What are the STI test options in Fredericksburg,VA?
Virginia’s 2013 HIV rate was 315 per 100K people, and Fredericksburg’s rate was just a little above that at 321. That year, 75 people in Fredericksburg were living with HIV or AIDS. In 2015, two people were diagnosed with early syphilis, for a rate of 7.1.
When looking at Fredericksburg and its neighboring counties in 2015, experts found that Fredericksburg had higher rates of childhood poverty and more STDs—the chlamydia rate was twice those of nearby areas. While Virginia’s 2015 chlamydia rate was 424.5 per 100K people, Fredericksburg’s was 649.
In response, Fredericksburg stepped up its sex education, condom distribution, and access to testing, including periodic free STD testing events.
There are a number of STD-testing clinics in Fredericksburg. The Fredericksburg Health Department offers low-cost, confidential HIV and STD screening at their Jackson St location. University of Mary Washington’s Student Health Center provides testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
NextCare Urgent care has several locations and provides STD and lab testing. And the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic’s staff of volunteers offers testing for HIV and other STDs. You can find them on Sam Perry 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.