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What is an STD?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are diseases that are spread through anal, oral or vaginal intercourse. Some STDs such as HIV and Hepatitis B can also be transmitted through a blood contact such as sharing drug injection equipment. You can get more than one STD at a time and you can get the same STD more than once. Some STDs can be treated and cured with antibiotics. Others cannot be cured.

The health department provides education, counseling, and testing for HIV and other STDs. With early diagnosis, medical care can begin sooner and help you to live a longer, healthier life.

 

STD/HIV Testing

Our clinic staff is committed to providing high quality STD/HIV care to you in a non-judgmental and caring manner. We provide education about STDs and HIV and talk with you about ways to reduce risky sexual behavior and promote healthier choices. Many STDs and HIV are not curable, so prevention is the only “medicine.”  STD/ HIV services are by appointment only.  You must be at least 14 years of age.  Minors (under age 18) do not need parental permission. STD/HIV testing is done confidentially.

Your privacy is our priority. Your health is our concern.

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  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Genital herpes
  • Hepatitis B

*HIV testing available to anyone age 14 and older and is free to those with qualifying risk factors or $25 for those who do not qualify for the free test. All other tests are available to county residents only (Some restrictions may apply.) 

  • Qualifying Risk Factors:
    • Black or hispanic
    • Has a history of trading sex for drugs or money, or have a partner who has this history
    • Has a history of IV drug use, or have a partner who has this history
    • A male who has sex with other men, or anyone who’s partner is male and has sex with other men
    • Received an STD diagnosis in the last 12 months
    • Has had unprotected sex with someone who had been diagnosed with HIV

 

 Links

Contact Betty today to schedule your confidential appointment, 641-421-9320 or bkrones@cghealth.com

 

 

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