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Prince William Health District
Prince William Health District
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.
Manassas is an independent city, but acts as Prince William County’s seat, and it’s part of the Prince William Health District, the Northern Region of Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metro area. Unlike many parts of the state, Manassas saw a decrease in chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnoses in 2019, but the number of new early syphilis cases nearly doubled.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 47,451 chlamydia cases in 2019, with 9,709 in the Northern Region accounting for nearly 20.5% of these cases. Diagnoses among women made up nearly 60% of all cases in the region, and young adults aged 20 to 24 had the highest incidence of infection, accounting for 37%. There were more than 2,800 chlamydia cases in the Prince William Health District, which has seen an increase every year since 2015. By contrast, Manassas has seen a decline in chlamydia infections twice during this same period, including a drop of 4.12% in 2019 when diagnoses dropped from 243 in 2018 to 233.
In 2019, Virginia documented 13,607 gonorrhea infections, including almost 1,700 cases in the Northern Region, where diagnoses among men contributed 73% of this total. Two age groups shared the top spot for most diagnoses, with 427 reported for the 20 to 24 and the 25 to 29 age groups, which, when combined, comprised about 50.5% of all cases. The Prince William Health District had 450 gonorrhea infections in 2019, with only 25 recorded in Manassas, representing just over 5.5% of the district’s total. Cases in Manassas took a significant drop from the 41 reported in both 2018 and 2017.
New early syphilis diagnoses numbered 1,285 in Virginia in 2019, which was down from 1,340 in 2018. Nearly 28% of these cases were in the Northern Region, which documented most of the infections among men (92%). The Prince William Health District had 59 diagnoses, the same amount as 2018, for a rate of infection of 11.2 per 100,000 residents. Manassas had only seven actual cases but a higher infection rate of 17. Manassas has seen a steady rise in early syphilis, with only four cases reported in 2018 and zero before that in 2017 and 2016.
It may be difficult to tell if you have an STD because you might have very mild signs or even no symptoms at all. However, even asymptomatic, you can still pass the infection on to others. Undiagnosed STDs put you at risk for serious health issues, especially if you don’t get treated. If you’re sexually active, find out your STD status by getting tested at one of the free or low-cost resources in and around Manassas.
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 Manassas 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:
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
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
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. Clinic hours are Monday through from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with appointments accepted from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and walk-ins accepted from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2946 Sleepy Hollow Road, Suite 3C
Falls Church, VA 22044
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
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 takes medical appointments Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and accepts donations from those who can afford to do so.
1525 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001