Fairfax County, VA had 150 HIV cases in the county during 2014 and an HIV prevalence rate of 774 per 100,000 people. However, between 2010 and 2016, the number of chlamydia cases rose from around 150 to over 250 cases and had an incidence rate of 259 per 100,000 people in 2016. In 2017, gonorrhea had a prevalence rate of 93.6 per 100,000 people.
In 2013, chlamydia was the most widespread STD in Fairfax County, with 1,372 cases and a prevalence rate of 127 per 100,000 people.
Fairfax County residents can choose from a variety of STD testing locations in the county. Dominion Urgent Care on Springfield Plaza and Virginia Urgent and Primary Care may provide STD testing to area residents.
Other locations that offer testing include the CVS Minute Clinic on Old Keen Mill Road and Inova Urgent Care on Rolling Road.
Free STD testing may be offered at different locations in the area but there may be eligibility requirements to receive testing. In addition, the tests offered may be limited and may not provide comprehensive results. There may be upfront fees for some of the test offered as well.
Another concern is that people who receive positive test results may not have the option to receive medical consultation and prescriptions for medication may not be offered.
Many of these locations may have inconvenient or limited hours of operation. Plus, walk-in services may not be offered and conversely, people may have an option to schedule appointments in advance.