Alexandria's "Getting to Zero" initiative pushes for universal HIV testing across Alexandria with the aim of achieving Zero Infections | Zero HIV Deaths | Zero Stigma. Everyone should know their status. #GetTested.
To check your status, please visit either of our Rapid Testing Clinics, which offer free and confidential HIV and STI testing:
MONDAY EVENINGS, 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M.
Alexandria Health Department (4480 King Street, Alexandria)
SATURDAY MORNINGS, 9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Neighborhood Health (6677 Richmond Highway, Alexandria)
HIV Counseling and Testing:
Main Office : 4480 King Street, 2nd Floor - 703.746.4976
Free, confidential HIV rapid testing is available. No appointments or eligibility requirements are needed.
- Monday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Thursday: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (at Neighborhood Health, 6677 Richmond Highway, Alexandria)
For more HIV testing sites near you, visit www.hivtest.org.
Flora Krause Casey Health Center: 1200 N. Howard Street - 703.746.4886
- ADAP - AIDS Drug Assistance Program: Income eligible people with HIV infection can receive designated drugs at no cost. This program provides selective prescriptions for HIV infection at no cost. Learn more at www.vdh.virginia.gov/ADAP or call the Medication Assistance Hotline at 1.855.362.0658.
- Primary Medical Care/Case Management/ Dental Care for Persons Living with HIV: Comprehensive services for persons with HIV/AIDS, including medical care, health guidance, and dental services are provided on site by Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. Learn more by visiting the website, call 703.535.5568, ext. 3015 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Northern Virginia community, please visit the: NOVA Regional Commission HIV Services website.
For more resources in the Northern Virginia community, please visit the: NOVA Regional Commission HIV Services
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Clinic
Main Office : 4480 King Street, 2nd Floor - 703.746.4846
Confidential sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, HIV testing, Hepatitis B and HPV immunizations for qualifying individuals and referrals.
You do not have to live in Virginia to come.
Make an appointment by calling 703.746.4863 or 703.746.4846. Bring your health insurance information with you. If you do not have health insurance you may be billed based on a sliding fee scale. No one will be turned away.
HIV/AIDS in Alexandria
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person between 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. (Persons at higher risk should get tested at least once a year as recommended by their doctor.) HIV screening helps to identify people living with HIV and get those individuals into care. Early treatment can, not only improve the health of that individual, but also significantly reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
HIV is a serious public health issue that affects us nationally and locally. It is estimated that more than 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. today—and 1 in 7 of them don't even know it. It is estimated that this population accounts for almost 40% of ongoing transmissions in the US. The City of Alexandria has the 5th highest rate of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Virginia, and the highest rate of HIV infection in Northern Virginia. And we continue to see a gradual rise in Alexandria's rates of new HIV infections since 2014.