What are the STI test options in Portsmouth,VA?
Eastern Virginia, and the Hampton Roads area in particular, has high STD rates and medical professionals are concerned it’s becoming an epidemic. They say that people don’t realize how risky it is to have unprotected sex.
Further, HIV still carries such a stigma that people, especially men who have sex with men, are ashamed to come in for testing. But clinics are discreet, treatment is available, and you should never be afraid to get help.
In 2015, there were 601 people living with HIV or AIDS in Portsmouth, with a prevalence rate of 758 per 100K people.
Portsmouth is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and active military bases often contribute a lot to the STD rates in an area. Portsmouth’s chlamydia, gonorrhea, and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates in 2016 were 1,166.3, 517.7, and 8.3.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Portsmouth, and even more options if you can get to Norfolk. Free STD testing is available in the city clinics. Keep in mind that these are public, and there may be a wait, making it more likely that someone will see you there.
The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth on Holcomb Rd provides STD testing. In Norfolk, the LGBT Life Center offers STI screenings. You can find them on 24th St.
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