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Max Robinson Center
Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Clinton is an unincorporated census-designated place in Prince George’s County. Compared to the other 23 counties and the independent city of Baltimore that make up Maryland, Prince George’s County ranked high for its number of reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases statewide and nationally.
The most reported STD in Prince George’s County is chlamydia, with more than 8,000 cases documented in 2018 for an infection rate of 877.9 per 100,000 residents. The county’s high number of chlamydia diagnoses ties it for first place, along with the City of Baltimore, for the most cases reported statewide in 2018. It was ranked 38th in the nation for its number of chlamydia cases when compared to other counties and independent cities. Despite small dips in chlamydia incidences in three separate years, reported cases have increased over 53% in Prince George’s County since 2009.
Prince George’s County ranked second in the state and 60th in the nation for its number of gonorrhea cases. In 2018 gonorrhea infections in the county increased by slightly less than 1%. County rates have fluctuated dramatically over the past 10 years. Diagnoses dropped more than 8% in 2012 and experienced another drop of nearly 14% in 2014, followed by a spike of 43% in 2016. The result was a difference of about 41% between 2009 and 2018, and a more noticeable difference of 58% between 2014 and 2018.
Primary and secondary syphilis infections in Prince George’s County have more than doubled over the last decade, which includes an increase of about 7% in 2018 compared to 2017. The county had the second-highest number of early latent syphilis and primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses in the state in 2018. It ranked 53rd in the nation for its numbers of primary and secondary syphilis cases. Early latent syphilis diagnoses increased 222% since 2009, and congenital syphilis cases rose 300% in just the last two years, despite case counts being half the rate in 2018 as they were in 2009.
You can have an STD and not show any symptoms, which unfortunately encourages the spread of these diseases. STDs cause many health problems, including infertility in women, an increased risk of HIV exposure, and organ failure. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are curable with timely treatment. Stop by any of these facilities in and around Clinton for free or low-cost STD testing.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources in Clinton that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
Prince George’s Health Department offers free HIV and low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B, and herpes testing at its Cheverly Health Center. You can get hepatitis A and B vaccines, too. You can receive STD testing and treatment if you’re aged 13 or older, even without parental consent. The clinic accepts Medicaid and Medicare and offers a sliding scale fee schedule if you’re uninsured and qualified. Clinic hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3003 Hospital Drive, Suite 3048
Cheverly, MD 20785
The Carol Whitehill Moses Center, operated by Planned Parenthood, offers HIV testing and chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis testing and treatment. It provides HPV vaccines, dental dams, and male and female condoms. If you’re uninsured, the clinic uses a sliding scale schedule. Services are available in English or Spanish, by appointment or walk-in on Mondays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays to 6:30 p.m., and Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1225 4th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
The AHF Wellness Center in Temple Hills offers free HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing and treatment. Results typically take three to seven days, and the client will contact you by phone if your results are positive. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will provide you with STD information, details on cryotherapy treatments, referrals to clinicians specializing in HIV/AIDS, and safer sex education. Services are provided Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on a walk-in basis.
4302 Saint Barnabas Road
Temple Hills MD 20748
Whitman-Walker Health provides HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C testing. You can obtain PrEP from its pharmacy with a $150 fee for the visit and blood tests. The clinic accepts private insurance but offers a sliding scale if you’re uninsured. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm. By appointment only. Call 202.797.4439 to schedule.
1377 R Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Community of Hope’s Conway Health and Resource Center offers low-cost, confidential HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and syphilis testing and treatment. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. If you’re uninsured or your insurance requires high out-of-pocket costs, you may qualify for its sliding scale fee schedule. It provides HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Clinic hours are Monday through Wednesday and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
4 Atlantic Street SW
Washington, DC 20032
United Medical Center provides free HIV testing and low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis testing and treatment. You can access HIV care with a specialization in hepatitis C, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines for adults. The hospital accepts most major third-party insurance, Maryland Medicaid, DC Medicaid, and Medicare. Services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with walk-in services available from 8 a.m. to noon each day.
1310 Southern Avenue SE, Suite 216
Washington, DC 20032
Family and Medical Counseling Service provides low-cost HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and herpes testing and treatment. It offers hepatitis A and B vaccines, HIV counseling, and needle exchange services. FMCSINC accepts private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid and offers a sliding scale if you don’t have insurance and qualify. Medical services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
2041 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE, Suite 303
Washington, DC 20020