What are the STI test options in Newport News,VA?
According to ADISVu and an Emory University study, the area of Newport News encompasses some of the highest HIV and AIDS rates in the region. The HIV and AIDS rate has reached 538 cases per 100,000 residents. The situation is equally troubling for STDs in general, not just AIDS and HIV specifically.
Newport News ranks as the 37th most diseased city in the United States with a rate of 1100 STDs per 100,000 residents.
To help combat the growing STD rates, the Virginia Department of Health has cultivated community partnerships to help assess and promote healthy living. Low cost services and drug purchasing assistance programs are offered throughout the area to those who are uninsured or underinsured. Minority AIDS Support Services in Newport News attends various events in the area to provide information, education, and free STD testing.
From the Virginia Department of Health on J Clyde Morris Boulevard to Walgreens on Warwick Boulevard, it’s not difficult to locate a convenient testing center. There are even more locations in the nearby Hampton area.
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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.