Staunton, Virginia, is an independent city and principal city of the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan area. In recent years, some STD statistics have improved in Staunton. In particular, chlamydia instances decreased by 36.4% since 2010, with chlamydia prevalence reduced to 340 cases per 100,000 in 2016.
However, there have been more cases of syphilis recorded in Staunton City in recent years. Between 2011 and 2013, no cases were recorded. By 2015, the rate increased to 4.1 per 100,000.
HIV prevalence in Staunton City is daunting, with 192 of every 100,000 people living with HIV in 2016. Also, the rate of black and Hispanic/Latinx residents living with HIV accounted for 66.9% of cases.
Virginia’s Department of Public Health works to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS and common STDs in Staunton County by providing essential prevention services, including safer sex education, STD education, and condom distribution.
The Public Health Department also has an STD clinic on N Augusta St that provides testing, care, treatment and support services for residents in Staunton who have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.
It may also be possible to book appointments for STD testing at the Public Health Department in Waynesboro, which also serves the Central Shenandoah Health District.
Among the other available options are the ComfortCare Women’s Health Pregnancy Help Center and the Valley AIDS Network which provide testing and treatment services to residents of Central Shenandoah Valley.
Some of the available clinics in Staunton City may offer free STD testing, but walk-in appointments might not be possible, and results might not be immediate.