Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevention
STI Prevention & Treatment
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) consist of infections and conditions that are spread mainly or partially through sexual contact. STIs can affect people of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations.
Alexandria and Northern Virginia face high rates of STIs, especially syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV. Learn more about STI rates in Alexandria.
Talk, test, treat, and tell to helping stop the spread of STIs in our community.
Testing is the only way to be sure whether you have an STI. Many STIs don’t have symptoms or may have confusing symptoms. You can learn more about STIs from the CDC. There are several options for STI screening in Alexandria. AHD services are available for AHD patients and people with symptoms.
To make an appointment for confidential HIV testing, STI screening, immunizations, and treatment at Alexandria Health Department, call 703.746.4888. AHD will help you schedule an appointment or refer you to other options.
- Bring your insurance information to your appointment. If you do not have health insurance, you may be billed based on a sliding fee scale.
- You do not have to live in Virginia.
- Additional Alexandria STI Testing Options:
- Through your provider.
- NOVASalud (Free STI Screening, HIV Testing). Call 703.533.1858.
- Inova Juniper Program Gay Men’s Health Collaborative (STI Screening, HIV testing)
- For Alexandria Teenagers: To make an appointment at the Teen Wellness Center (parental consent not required), call 703.746.4776 or text “APPT” to 571.329.2245
To talk to a nurse about testing in Alexandria, call 703.746.4992. If you do test positive, treat and tell.
Talk to your provider or Alexandria Health Department about STI treatments. All STIs can be treated for symptoms, and most STIs are curable. The earlier you treat STIs, the better.
- For Alexandria Health Department STI treatment services, call 703.746.4992.
- HIV/AIDS requires special treatment. Some local providers for HIV/AIDS treatment include:
- Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. provides HIV medical treatment and related health services. Call 703.535.5568, ext. 3015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inova Juniper provides HIV medical treatment and related health services. Call 703-321-2600.
- ADAP - AIDS Drug Assistance Program helps individuals with medication to prevent or treat HIV. Call the statewide Medication Assistance Hotline at 1.855.362.0658.
- For more HIV/AIDS resources in Northern Virginia, visit the: NOVA Regional Commission HIV Services.
- Wondering how STIs are treated? Review information from the CDC.
Tell your partners to prevent your own reinfection and the spread of an STI to others. Here are some options of how and whom to tell:
- Your partner: If you feel safe and comfortable, talk to your partner yourself.
- Your provider: Providers can help your partner get informed.
- AHD: AHD can help you notify your partner. Confidentially report to AHD by calling 703.746.4849.
- TellYourPartner: This site allows you to anonymously alert your partners.
AHD STI Contacts
|STI Vaccination and Screening Appointments (Alexandria Health Department)||703.746.4888|
|STI Reporting (anonymous through Alexandria Health Department)||703.746.4849|
|Teen Wellness Center||703.746.4776|
|MPox (monkeypox) Vaccination, Testing, and Treatment||703.746.4988|