There was a decline in the number of HIV infections in Lincolnia, Fairfax County, from 2,329 at a rate of 260 in 2014 to 2,209 at a rate of 235 in 2018. However, an increment in Gonorrhea infections was noted from 218 at a rate of 19.5 in 2012 to 525 at a rate of 46.0 in 2018.
Syphilis infections were predominant in the male population, and according to the county health reports, men who have sex with men were more susceptible to the infections. The number rose from 34 at a rate of 3.0 in 2011 to 44 at a rate of 3.7 in 2015.
Chlamydia infections were pervasive in the county; more cases were in teenagers and young adults though. The infections surged from 2,261 at a rate of 193.5 in 2013 to 3,356 rate of 282.7 in 2017.
The Fairfax County Department of Health has noted that teenagers and young adults are at a high risk of contracting HIV/STD infections. To reach the young population, the department of health has become active in providing sexual education via social media platforms to this young population.
Lincolnia residents may access free STD testing offered in some of the hospitals, but the services may only be available to the sexual minorities like the LGBT community, and doctors may not be available at the site for consultation.
Medical centers such as NOVA Patient Care and Planned Parenthood Federation of America – National Headquarters are some of the clinics in Lincolnia town that provide STD/HIV services. Other hospitals include Virginia Hospital Center and Dominion Hospital.