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Do you think you might have been exposed to an STD, or are you experiencing symptoms? Don’t wait to get tested. STDs are on the rise, and there are many resources where you can get screening and treatment. You’re not alone.
While STDs are more prevalent across the board, Virginia has a lower incidence of infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) STD Surveillance State Ranking report, Virginia ranks No. 20 for chlamydia, No. 30 for gonorrhea, No. 30 for syphilis, and No. 35 for congenital syphilis.
There are resources where you can get help near you in Manassas, VA. Mary’s Center in Petworth Health Center serves people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds and doesn’t require registration or insurance with no access restrictions. Aside from STD testing and treatment, the Virginia Department of Health provides HPV and hepatitis B vaccines, risk reduction counseling, and referrals to other services if appropriate.
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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.
Choose the STD testing option you’re most comfortable with:
At home: You can test for STDs at home using a kit and send your sample to a lab for analysis.
If you think you might have an STD, it’s best to get tested. STDs don’t go away if you ignore them; they’ll just get worse and could grow into more serious health consequences. If left untreated, some STDs can lead to issues like infertility and more serious infections. You can also spread STDs to sexual partners if you have an untreated infection. Ask your health care provider for STD testing recommendations or follow CDC recommendations for STD testing.
You can request specific STD tests or a full panel. An STD clinic can recommend tests based on your sexual health and symptoms. A routine STD panel may include:
A full-panel STD test adds:
The cost of an STD test will vary by location and test type. Some clinics, usually community or nonprofit clinics, offer free or low-cost testing. Labs, clinics, and at-home testing companies may accept insurance to cover or lower your cost of testing. Lab testing fees range from $8 to $150. At home tests cost between $35 and $175 per test.
Appointment policies vary by location, so call ahead or check the clinic website before you head in for a test. Some clinics or testing centers accept walk-ins or have same-day or next-day appointments.
Your STD test results time will depend on the test. Some clinics offer rapid HIV testing, which can offer results in less than 30 minutes. Bacterial STD testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis) takes several days to get results, while viral STD testing (HPV, herpes, or HIV) results can take just one to two days.
Community-based STD testing organizations generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
If you’re concerned about visiting your regular doctor or can’t afford the cost of private testing, a community testing center may be able to help. While community testing centers may charge a fee for STD testing, it’s common to find free or low-cost testing from these resources:
VDH’s Prince William Health District offers low-cost STD testing, treatment, and education. You can receive confidential HIV testing and STD screening and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and herpes. The clinic also provides HPV and hepatitis B vaccines, risk reduction counseling, and referrals to other services if appropriate. It accepts private insurance and Medicaid with a sliding fee scale offered if you’re uninsured. You must provide your health insurance information and proof of household income. Services are by appointment Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9301 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA 20110, 703-792-6300
You can get low-cost HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, and syphilis tests at the CVS MinuteClinic in Manassas. Specimens are sent to an outside lab. Health providers review your urine or blood test results and offer treatment recommendations, which might include a prescription. MinuteClinic also provides HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines and accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurance. You must call for an appointment from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
9900 Sowder Village Square, Manassas, VA 20109, 703-257-6970
NovaSalud provides free, confidential HIV, hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis testing. It also supplies free prevention education, male and female condoms, dental dams, lubricants, and OraQuick HIV self-test at-home kits. NovaSalud will refer you to a health care practitioner for PrEP, PEP, hepatitis A and B vaccinations, and HIV/HCV treatment. Office hours are Monday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2946 Sleepy Hollow Road, Suite 3C, Falls Church, VA 22044, 703-533-1858
Mary’s Center in Petworth Health Center serves people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds and doesn’t require registration or insurance with no access restrictions. Its sexual health clinic has free, same-day HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing with same-day treatment for some STDs. It also supplies HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines, condoms and other contraceptives, PrEP, and operates an on-site pharmacy. Appointments aren’t necessary, but call before walking in. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3912 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20011, 202-699-2163
Bread for the City is part of the Northwest Medical Clinic and provides lab tests, examinations, medications, and referrals regardless of your ability to pay. It offers free conventional and rapid HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, herpes, and syphilis testing. It also gives HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. Bread for the City is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The organization accepts donations,
1525 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-386-7020