Wolf Trap, VA, a census-designated area in Fairfax County, registered 2,329 persons aged 16 years and above infected with HIV infections in 2015. In 2020, the figure had declined to 2,199.
The health report indicated a rise of Chlamydia cases from 2,060 at a rate of 182.2 in 2013 to 3,204 infections at a rate of 279.0 in 2017.
The number of people diagnosed with Syphilis was inconsistent over the years. The health department’s data noted a drop in both primary and secondary Syphilis infections from 63 at a rate of 5.6 in 2013 to 46 cases at a rate of 4.0 in 2015.
Meanwhile, Gonorrhea infections in the county were at 91 at a rate of 7.9 in 2017 and surged to 547 at a rate of 47.6 in 2017.
The Fairfax County health department supports The Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to ensure uninsured and underinsured PLWHA have access to medication to prevent the spread of HIV infections. Another strategy of eradicating STD/HIV infections involves developing a resource list of agencies, such as teen councils and universities, to sponsor peer educator programs to visit classrooms and provide information on STIs/STDs and reproductive health.
There are several medical facilities near Wolf Trap, VA, such as Planned Parenthood – Gaithersburg Health Center and Advanced Urgent Care | Kaiser Permanente Tysons Corner Medical Center, offering HIV/STD services. Other clinics include Inova Fairfax Hospital and Montgomery General Hospital.
Residents can access free STD testing in most of these clinics. Although, results might not be immediate, and prescriptions for after-test care might not be available if you’ve tested positive.