Loudoun County ranks among the highest counties in Northern Virginia with worrying numbers of STD infections. The county health officials have isolated chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS as the widely reported STDs.
According to a 2014 Health Rankings HIV surveillance report, Loudoun County’s HIV prevalence rates was 115.0 per 100,000 individuals. The total number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in the county was 278.
Additionally, Health Rankings showed that in 2010, the total number of chlamydia cases was 326. That was a morbidity rate of 104.0. Compared to 313.3 for the Northern Virginia region, chlamydia infections were previously lower.
The Northern Virginia HIV Regional Prevention Plan was created in 2015 to try and reduce the increasing rates of HIV in Northern Virginia, a region of which Loudoun County is part. The prevention strategy aims to provide HIV care to target groups, especially men of color, and young adults who are 29 years and below.
In Sterling, you can get tested in one of the locally available clinics such as the Confidential STD Testing Centers situated along Pigeon Hill Drive. The clinic opens from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm. Alternatively, you may visit the Loudoun Free Clinic along Cornwall Street in Leesburg.
Another option is the Loudoun County Health Department, which lies at 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg. Here, you may receive STD/HIV testing, prevention tools, family planning, and HPV vaccination, among others.
Other clinics across Sterling may provide free STD testing, but the facilities might operate at inconvenient hours. In addition, you may have to wait for long hours in queues to get tested.